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Airbus sold 222 jets in November, poised to win order race

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Airbus booked orders for 222 aircraft in November, driven mainly by the Dubai Airshow, and formally recognized a cut in orders for the soon-to-be-axed A380 superjumbo following a major fleet review by Dubai's Emirates, company data showed on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: An Emirates Airline Airbus A380-800 takes off from Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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DUBAI: Airbus booked orders for 222 aircraft in November, driven mainly by the Dubai Airshow, and formally recognized a cut in orders for the soon-to-be-axed A380 superjumbo following a major fleet review by Dubai's Emirates, company data showed on Thursday.

It also delivered 77 aircraft in November to reach 725 for the year so far, leaving it 135 planes to deliver in December in order to reach a recently reduced full-year target of 860 jets.

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