Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert expects a minimum of 350-400 orders this year, after the manufacturer collected more than 1,000 orders in 2005. It would be "highly unlikely" that the record year could be repeated in the next year, Humbert said; however, he predicted that the record backlog of more than 2,100 aircraft could grow further this year -- meaning that Airbus will sell more aircraft than it builds in the period. The backlog means five years of production at high ...
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