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Airbus-Boeing $129 Billion Orders Tests Buyers’ Patience

Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS pulled in $129 billion in fresh business at the Paris Air Show with orders for 848 aircraft, straining their production lines as much as the patience of buyers forced to wait years for their jets.

Airbus moved ahead with deals for 466 planes worth $69 billion, edging out Boeing’s haul of 382 aircraft valued at $60 billion. The value at list price exceeded that of last year’s aviation expo in Farnborough in the U.K., where the two combined for about $53 billion.