Is The Commercial Airplane Market Cooling?

By Michael Mecham, Madhu Unnikrishnan .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

The pressure for fuel-efficient jets has soaked up nearly all of Boeing's production slots for the next 12-18 months, which may frustrate customers and cause a dip in orders next year, but CEO and Chairman James McNerney says that does not mean business will be slack. “We still see some opportunities in the mid-teens for widebodies, but by and large the pressure [will be] down after this year,” says McNerney, although he notes the “robustness” of Boeing's backlog—3,924 aircraft as of June—gives it plenty of work ...

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