Airbus Industrie delivered 305 airliners in 2003, the European consortium said Jan. 15. Rival Boeing said earlier this month that it delivered 281 airliners. "2003 was a landmark year for Airbus, the year in which it became number one," Airbus said. For 2004, Boeing has forecast delivery of 275 to 290 airliners. Noel Forgeard, president and CEO of Airbus, said that "for 2004, we expect the market to remain soft, with deliveries close to 300." Airbus said its 2003 ...

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