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Airbus takes off with sales of US$21b

Boeing's tally on first day of expo comes to US$7.7b

Aerial display: An Airbus A350-900, part of the company's new A350 XWB family, during a flight demonstration at the Farnborough air show on Monday. - PHOTO: AFP

[FARNBOROUGH, England] Airbus Group dominated the first day of the Farnborough Air Show with a US$21 billion sales blitz to grab an early lead over Boeing Co at the aviation industry's biggest annual expo.Boeing's tally came to about US$7.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg