Airbus recorded another blockbuster year with deliveries of 453 aircraft, 19 more than in 2006 and 12 more than Boeing, and a record 1,341 net orders worth $157.1 billion. While slightly less than its rival's 1,413 net orders (ATWOnline, Jan. 7), the difference largely is academic as both manufacturers have the sobering challenge of delivering, ontime, what they have sold (ATWOnline, Jan. 14). Airbus made a stunning recovery in 2007, with its A380 entering service flawlessly with Singapore ...

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