A steady rise in traffic demand continues to pull aircraft out of storage, particularly in-production narrowbodies with a decade or more of life left, a UBS analysis shows, adding that retirement rates will have to increase if planned higher production rates at Airbus and Boeing are to take hold. The parked fleet at the end of May totaled 2,573, UBS determined, down 2% from April and 7% from the same time a year ago. The figure, which is about 10% of the total global ...
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