FRANKFURT Oct 17 European aircraft maker Airbus
aims to overtake arch rival Boeing in terms of
annual plane deliveries by 2020, having fallen behind in recent
years, Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier said in a German
newspaper interview published on Monday.
"In 2020 we will deliver more planes than Boeing again,"
Fabrice told the Welt daily newspaper.
While Airbus has been leading in terms of new orders for
years, its American rival has been ahead since 2012 in terms of
Bregier said Airbus would particularly focus on its A320 neo
narrowbody and A350 widebody planes.
He said that Airbus was hopeful it would deliver 50 A350
aircraft this year, although deliveries by the end of September
stood at only 26.
(Reporting by Vera Eckert; Editing by Greg Mahlich)