Airbus ups estimate of 20-year demand for new planes

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2019/09/18 | 467 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

Airbus on Wednesday increased its estimate of the number of new aircraft needed over the coming two decades as airlines seek more fuel-efficient planes even as it trimmed its forecast for the increase in demand for air travel.In its latest Global Market Forecast for the next 20 years, the European aircraft maker said it expects air traffic to grow by 4.3 percent annually, a drop from the 4.4 percent annual growth it forecast last year.Nevertheless, Airbus now expects even higher demand for n...(…)

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