Opinion: Airbus’ Enviable Market Edge

Airbus assembly line
Credit: Stefan Kruijer/Airbus
Civil aircraft manufacturing over the last two decades has been a remarkable example of duopoly: Since Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, Airbus and Boeing have dominated the supply of all airliners with more than 125 seats. In the period from 2002 (immediately post-9/11) to the end of...

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