Airbus sold three aircraft in October to bring its total orders for the year so far to 1,080, the European plane maker said.
After adjusting for cancellations, which remained unchanged from September at 286 aircraft for the year to date, Airbus posted net orders of 794 aircraft between January and October.
Airbus delivered 493 planes in the first 10 months of 2014, including 22 A380s.
Over a similar period, between January 1 and October 28, Boeing recorded 1,117 gross orders and 1,011 net orders.
Airbus figures do not yet include a provisional order for 250 aircraft from Indian budget carrier IndiGo last month. Airbus has said it expects this to be finalised by end-year.