Monday, August 8

Airbus reports flat first-half deliveries

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PARIS — Europe’s Airbus delivered 297 jets in the first half, unchanged from the same period last year, the company said on Friday.

The world’s largest planemaker posted a net total of 295 first-half deliveries after deducting two jets originally destined for Russia’s Aeroflot that it had booked last year.

Airbus also reported 442 first-half airplane orders or a net total of 259 after cancellations, up sharply from 38 net orders at the mid-way point last year. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Jan Harvey)