Airbus orders rose to more than 1,000 aircraft in the first nine months of the year, beating its target for 2013, after the plane maker booked a raft of orders which had been pending from European airlines.
Airbus revised its order target up to more than 1,000 aircraft in July, as airlines continue to renew their fleets with more efficient models to reduce fuel costs. Industry sources have said Airbus is aiming for 1,200 orders.