Calling the problems associated with A380 production "a major shock for Airbus and a major disappointment to all our stakeholders," EADS co-CEO and Airbus President and CEO Louis Gallois yesterday said the manufacturer "most probably" will report negative EBIT for 2006 and will trail Boeing in aircraft orders for the first time since 2000. Airbus booked 790 net aircraft orders in 2006 for a 43% market share (a 40% share by transaction values) compared to Boeing's record 1,044 net orders. ...

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