Boeing’s figures do not yet include a $16 billion deal for 175 jets secured from Ireland’s Ryanair in March, potentially leaving the U.S. firm in sight of Airbus’ total.
Orders are generally assessed over the calendar year, but analysts say Boeing’s return to the industry’s top spot last year signalled an increase in confidence and softened a crisis over 787 battery problems.
Airbus, the planemaking subsidiary of EADS, meanwhile, said it had delivered 144 aircraft in the first quarter, including four Airbus A380 superjumbos.
Boeing expects to out-deliver Airbus for a second year running in 2013 with projected deliveries of 635-645 aircraft.
Airbus said it had increased A330 production to 10 a month from 9.5 a month as of the beginning of April.
It made no mention of the status of plans to boost output further to 11 a month, which it placed on hold during a row with China over European Union airline emissions rules. The EU suspended the disputed emissions policy in November.