This is definately not intended to be an A v B war but to illustrate to all those that have incorrectly stated that A & B are of equal nature or even leading Boeing. It may happen in the future but not at the moment. Such statments are incorrect and below are the facts for 2001 year.
Airbus Deliveries totalled 321 or 39.15% Boeing had 499 deliveries or 60.85% of the market.
Airbus would have needed at least 50% more than the 321 to get close to the 499 of Boeing.
For a more in depth analysis
717 & A318
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Photo © French Frogs AirSlide
Despite the knockers 717 had a good year with 47 units and with no A318 yet there wasn't really any competion (RJs excluded)
737BBJs were 19 units to 0
737-700 & A319
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Photo © Daniel Werner
Very close at 90 737-700s to 89 A319s. Nothing in it but then the 90 does not include the 19 BBJs many of which were 700s. (several 600s included total)
738-800 & A320
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Photo © James Reppucci
This one was quite suprising with the 738 dominating the A320. The margin 155 738 to 119 A320s.
A321 & 737-900
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Photo © Alexander Jonsson
The A321 wins this one but the 739 with 21 units has done reasonably well against the A321 with 45 when you consider the 757 is probably the A321s competitor.
The 736s which were not many were included in the 737 talley. Total 73G versus A32x was 285 73G to 253 A32X only thirty two units apart.
Boeing 757-200 & 300
Photo © K.H. Ng
There were 41 757 sales (9 of which were 300s) Not bad for an old design which equates to more than A330(32) or A340 (25)
B767 & A330
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Photo © Felix Sieder
Despite the knockers 767 achieved 36 sales (5 762 25 763(4 300F) and 6 764. A330 is not really comparable to B777 so we will include it here with 32 sales. Suprizing result for the 767. Reading these posts you would have thought it was finished!!!
744-400 & A340
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Photo © Lawrence Chiu
The mighty 747 shouldn't really be compared to A340 but with 32 units(19 pass 13 freighters) it has significantly outsold the newer A340.
Boeing 777-200 & 300
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Photo © Hp. Baserga
This just leaves the 777 with 57 units delivered (3 300s)
which is the same as A330 & A340 combined. If you compare combined A340 A330 to B777 then this leaves 41 757 36 767 and 32 747s unanswered with an Airbus competitor.
Also there were 1 MD11F to Lufthansa and 11 A300Fs as well.
Those are the facts for 2001 according to Airliner World monthly summaries.