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 VP-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. While it ...
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