Congrats to Airbus on pulling out a last minute, wait 17 day late victory! What a remarkable year for the A320 to say the least. I wonder what the future holds for Airbus though. The A320 is selling like hot cakes, but now you have to manufacture all of those airframes and in future orders will not have those slots available. While the A320 destroyed the 737 this year, it seems that Airbus relied totally on this market segment. The 787/777 tandem is dominating the twin engine widebody segment and has for all intensive purposes obliterated the A340 and to some extent the A330. Also, the ancient 747 which only a year ago was destined for the scrap heap garnered more orders than the A380. I can't wait to see what the new year brings!
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower