EADS CEO Louis Gallois reiterated Friday that Airbus will deliver around 480 aircraft this year, roughly the same as the 483 delivered in 2008, but cautioned that "visibility is more limited" for 2010 and 2011. Speaking to reporters in Hanoi, he said, "I think 2010 will be a crucial year for the [financial] crisis. We will see the depth of the crisis. I hope this crisis is not too deep but we are prepared to face all scenarios."

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