Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson said the manufacturer is "cautiously optimistic" regarding 2010 but is "prepared" to cut aircraft production rates if necessary. Speaking yesterday at a Barclays Capital investors conference, available via webcast, Carson said maintaining production rates in the current economy has been "a significant concern of ours for some time. . .We have seen a lot of activity in terms of people wanting to defer aircraft." So far, he said, ...

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