Airbus Group SE (IW 1000/44) booked 320 jetliner orders in December alone to rack up 731 sales for the year, extending its backlog and beating rival Boeing Co.

Deals signed in the last month of 2016 included the sale of 98 new planes to Iran Air and 72 to India’s Go Airlines India Pvt., according to figures released Wednesday. Two other transactions saw 132 narrow-bodies purchased by buyers whose identities weren’t disclosed.

 

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