One of the most popular airliners in the world, the Airbus A320 is rapidly catching up to Boeing’s 737 as the best selling aircraft of all time.
Business Insider reports on “how the Airbus A320 family became the Boeing 737’s greatest foe”:
Through the end of August, Boeing has sold a whopping 14,956 737s. The A320 and its derivatives are close behind with 14,281 orders. However, it should be noted that Boeing began selling the 737 nearly two decades before the A320’s launch in 1984.
Since then, the European jetliner has actually outpaced the venerable Boeing in sales. From 1984 to the present, the A320 has outsold the 737 by 438 planes.