A380. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Airbus said it secured 301 gross aircraft orders through the first eight months of 2010, more than double the 147 orders it received in the year-ago period. It delivered 335 aircraft through Aug. 31 compared to 330 in the equivalent 2009 period. The manufacturer predicted it is "well on track to provide 500 aircraft in 2010." It noted it delivered 13 A380s this year. Its order book was highlighted by commitments for 255 aircraft valued at ...

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