Rebounding from a year marred by a machinist strike, Boeing hit its delivery target for 2009 but saw its worst year for orders since 1971. The Chicago-based manufacturer delivered 481 airplanes, including 372 737s and 88 777s, both of them records, noted Vice President-Marketing Randy Tinseth. It also delivered eight 747-400s and 13 767s. Even in the waning days of the year, Boeing saw airlines have second thoughts on freighters as they continued to struggle in the global recession. ...


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