The full year results announced by Boeing show the US manufacturer has met its delivery target for 2010 but the delays in both the 747 and 787 programs finally took their toll as customers cancel orders. Boeing has therefore ended the year with 530 net orders for commercial aircraft but booked 95 cancellations. Airbus has yet to announce its full year orders but until November it secured 388 net orders, which includes 52 cancellations. Deliveries reached 462 aircraft in 2010, two more than expected but still 13 less than in 2009. Some 74 of Boeing’s most popular widebody aircraft, the
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