UPDATE 2-Airbus surges past Boeing in orders, lags in deliveries

jueves 7 de mayo de 2015 12:03 GYT

* Airbus has net 209 orders in first four months of 2015

* Boeing has net 128 orders in period to May 5

* Boeing leading Airbus on deliveries (Adds new Boeing data)

By Tim Hepher and Matt Smith

PARIS/DUBAI, May 7 (Reuters) - Airbus has moved ahead of U.S. rival Boeing in their race for aircraft orders thanks to a large Latin American win, setting the tone for what could be a fiercely competitive Paris Airshow next month.

The European planemaker won orders for 229 aircraft between January and April. After cancellations, net orders totalled 209, it said on Thursday.

The surge came after Colombia's Avianca confirmed an order for 100 Airbus jets in a $10 billion deal.

Also on Thursday, Boeing said it had won 153 orders this year, up to May 5, or 128 after adjusting for cancellations.

Boeing remained ahead on deliveries after handing 250 planes to customers in the first four months of 2015, compared with Airbus's total of 196.   Continuación...