That's all one can ask after Airbus and Boeing combined to book more than 2,000 aircraft orders last year. Prior to 2005, Boeing's best year was 1989 when it booked 1,120 including McDonnell Douglas orders, according to the Airline Monitor. Airbus's previous peak was 1998 with 556 firm orders. Last year's performance is even more striking in comparison to 2004, when the two combined to sell 622 jets. But few expect a repeat in 2006. "We probably won't get as many orders this year as last ...

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