Boeing (BA) hasn't received a booking for its 747-8 since July last year, raising the prospect...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

Boeing (BA) hasn't received a booking for its 747-8 since July last year, raising the prospect that 2012 could be the first year since its initial purchase in 1966 that the jumbo jet doesn't win an order. Meanwhile, Airbus has gained just four bookings for the A380 in 2012, well off its annual target of 30. However, Boeing and Airbus remain bullish that the lull in the market for jumbos is temporary.