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Airbus vs Boeing

Boeing and Airbus are the two largest manufacturers of commercial aircrafts in the world. While Boeing is american and has headquarters in Chicago, Airbus is a subsidiary of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space company).


Boeing was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1916 by William E. Boeing. The name of the company was originally Pacific Aero Products Company. On May 9, 1917, the company became the Boeing Airplane Company, after becoming independent. Airbus began in 1970 as a consortium of European aviation firms to compete with American companies such as Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed.


Unlike Airbus, Boeing produces military aircrafts and spatial material besides commercial airliners. Boeing owns also the company McDonnell Douglas. Airbus produces only commercial aircrafts ( nope A400M is not commercial). But they are the most sold in their field. Indeed, Airbus produces around half of the world's commercial airliners. Currently the company produces the following aircrafts : A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A350, A380 (which is the biggest commercial aircraft in the world). And Boeing : B737, B757, B767, B777, B747, B787 Dreamliner plus military and spatial products, weapons, rocket launchers...

 747 vs A380

Boeing made the 747, while Airbus made the A380. Both planes are jumbo jets, but the A380 is larger and more fuel efficent than the 747. Boeing is building a new 747-8 to compete with the A380, and the 747-8 is a little larger than the 747-400.

  787 vs A350

The Airbus A350 XWB is going to compete with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. There are 6 787 being built, but there are no A350s being built yet.

  737 vs A320

The Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 are short to medium range airliners. Budget airlines always buy them.

 767/777 vs A330/A340

The Boeing 777 200LR broke the world record for flying the world's longest routes, so it is good. The a330 is a smaller jet than the 777, and some budget airlines like AirAsiaX bought it.

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