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Boeing plans to regain top spot

Boeing is expected to become the world’s biggest civil aircraft maker again within four years, according to the head of the US group’s commercial aircraft business. Boeing lost the top spot to Airbus in 2003 when the European manufacturer overtook its US rival for the first time. Boeing, maker of the 747 jumbo jet, the 777 twin-engined longhaul aircraft and the new longhaul 787 Dreamliner, lost the top spot to Airbus in 2003, when the European manufacturer overtook its US rival for the first time.