777ER, I too am cheering seeing ANY aircraft orders. It does look like we're finally exiting the post 9/11 travel recession.
CORULEZ05, alas, I'm afraid the USA airlines are going to have yet another tough year. With estimates of 8% growth in revenue passenger miles but a decrease in revenue for 2004... ugh... 2005 will be a tough year. With most USA airlines having negative enterprise values, I'm not sure when the recovery will be.
Congratulations to Airbus for a good month. and Boeing... it looks like there is light ahead.
Now to see Embraer win a few more orders and Bombardier launch the C series.