Airbus outpaces Boeing in 2011 deliveries

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Boeing's 477 aircraft deliveries in 2011 fell short of rival Airbus, who delivered 530 aircraft last year.

Boeing's commercial deliveries did rise by 15 aircraft year-over-year despite missing delivery targets of 15-20 aircraft for its new 747-8 and 787 models, of which 12 were delivered.

The airframer also recorded a year-over-year increase in fourth quarter deliveries by 12 aircraft to 128.

Boeing's website shows total gross orders of 921 and net orders of 806 for commercial aircraft recorded in 2011 compared with 625 gross and 530 net for the year prior. Included in the 2011 totals are Southwest's order for 150 737 Max aircraft, a 100 aircraft order by American for 737-800s and a firm order from Delta Air Lines for 100 737-900ERs.

Boeing has previously said it has collected roughly 1,000 orders and commitments for the re-engined 737 Max. It currently has a backlog of 3,771 aircraft.