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Boeing eyes top spot with 1,000 jet sales

  • Boeing aims to sell 1,000 jets this year as it sets its eyes on recovering the top spot in the $100 billion global jet market.

    The U.S. planemaker is targeting 1,000 plane orders for the year, up from 921 in 2011.

    The firm’s European rival, Airbus, is targeting 600-650 orders, down from 1,608 the previous year.

    It is unusual for planemakers to give a plane order target rather than a target for deliveries, which directly affect revenues and are easier and more reliable to predict.