Boeing Takes Back the Skies

The airplane titan sailed past rival Airbus in sales after a record year for commercial orders, fueled by its new Dreamliner

Boeing (BA) surpassed even its own expectations and reported a record 1,044 commercial airplane orders for 2006, eclipsing its former mark, set in 2005, by 42 planes and wresting leadership of the industry from its struggling European rival, Airbus.

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