Thursday, April 2, 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Boeing Co. received orders for just six passenger and freight jets in March, down sharply from the same month a year earlier, as the global economic slowdown continues to hurt aircraft demand.

The Chicago-based aerospace giant has been hit by dramatically lower orders for commercial planes this year as the recession deepens and air travel wanes. Airlines have cut flights and some carriers have delayed orders or deliveries of new jets.

Boeing says it received orders for 99 jetliners in March last year.

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