The two companies are also challenging each other in legal arenas. They are locked in an international trade dispute with the World Trade Organization in Geneva, each claiming that the other receives illegal state subsidies.
Airbus' fortunes have been mixed in recent years. Until 2012 it was selling more planes than Boeing but it has also run into more technical problems, notably with the A380. It sold only nine of those superjumbos last year.
Looking ahead, chief salesman John Leahy pledged he'd get at least 25 orders for the massive A380 jets this year and expects to deliver 25. Airbus sold only nine and delivered 30 last year.
Bregier said the cause of the technical problems affecting the A380 had been found and a solution was being put in place for the nine airlines currently flying the giant aircraft.
Carlo Piovano reported from London.
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