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    Airbus Deliveries Spike While Boeing’s Slump

    Data released yesterday shows the European planemaker increased deliveries by 28 percent during the first half of the year, while its American counterpart reported a 37 percent decline. If those trends hold, that means Airbus — set to deliver a record number of planes this year — could supplant Boeing, still reeling from the fallout of two deadly 737 Max crashes, as the world’s largest airplane manufacturer.

    When will the Max return to the skies? Analysts say there’s little chance the scandal-ridden jet will be back in the air before late September, leaving a delivery backlog extending deep into next year.

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