Boeing Co. arrives at the Farnborough air show, where billions of dollars of jet orders may be unveiled next week, lacking a sales chief as it fills the job for a ninth time since John Leahy took his post at Airbus SAS.
Boeing Co. is replacing its commercial-jet sales chief, Marlin Dailey, a month after rival Airbus SAS made inroads into one of the U.S. planemaker’s top customers, American Airlines, a person familiar with the matter said.
AMR Corp.’s American Airlines is in talks with Airbus SAS about buying at least 100 narrow-body planes, a possible break from its longtime reliance on Boeing Co. jets, two people familiar with the matter said.
Boeing Co.’s four-decade-old 747 jumbo jet picked up a new fan base at the Paris Air Show as its latest version won customers and eclipsed the bungled appearance of Airbus SAS’s A380 flagship double-decker.
Boeing Co. may be headed for its first victory in aircraft orders in three years, buoyed by demand for the 737 jet as larger rival Airbus SAS defers a decision on whether to offer a new engine on its A320.