Despite aggressive efforts on the part of regional jet manufacturers, as well as Boeing for its 717, Airbus says it's poised for strong A318 sales when the economic upturn materializes. "In the long term, we expect to sell 300-400 A318s. It enables us to play a significant role in the 100-seater market segment, although it will definitely remain Airbus' smallest commercial transport," Chief Executive Noel Forgeard said. In the aftermath of TWA's demise and other launch customer ...


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