The global air transport crisis notwithstanding, Airbus this year is likely to reach a new delivery record with about 490 units, topping last year’s total of 483. Airbus had long said it expected to match 2008 deliveries this year, but in releasing third quarter results on Nov. 16, Airbus-parent EADS said the outlook is for “around 490 units.” Deliveries in the third quarter stood at 358 aircraft, compared with 349 at the end of September 2009. New order intake is lagging behind the ...


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