1/15/2009

For the first time in six years, Airbus says its orders will be lower than its deliveries in 2009. CEO Tom Enders said the company booked a net 777 orders last year valued at roughly $100 billion. Deliveries hit a record 483, outpacing Boeing Co.'s 375 deliveries. Though Enders said it would be "nonsense to give a precise number" of orders for this year, given the current economic uncertainty, he cautioned that demand could fall by up to half compared with 2008 levels.

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