Alan Pardew coach of Newcastle United seen prior Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match against FC Metalist Kharkiv in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) Photo by Efrem Lukatsky
Boeing is taking-on rival Airbus on the French manufacturer's home turf, and it's competing for billions of dollars worth of airplanes and thousands of jobs in the Puget Sound.
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Airbus sent a new wide-body plane into the skies Friday that sets the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing - with consequences for jobs, airlines' investments and the reputations of the powerful plane makers. View the photo gallery >