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from BERNAMA, The Malaysian National News Agency KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Boeing recorded 481 commercial airplane deliveries in 2009, matching the company guidance of 480-485 airplanes.
The Commercial Airplanes backlog remains strong at 3,375 airplanes.
In a statement from Seattle, the United States, Boeing said it had registered 263 gross and 142 net commercial orders for the year as air travel and freight declined and carriers worldwide experienced severe economic challenges.
The Next-Generation 737 continued its reign as the industry workhorse with 372 deliveries. The airplane also topped Boeing's order book with 197 gross orders as carriers …