Boeing’s Rare Forecast Reductions Underscore Pandemic’s Reach

Boeing widebody in flight
Widebody deliveries are revised sharply downward in Boeing’s latest forecast compared with the year-earlier version. The company sees increased emphasis on fleet flexibility, including smaller widebodies and long-range narrowbodies, coming out of the pandemic. Despite the shift, the company remains upbeat on the 777X family’s prospects.
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Boeing’s latest commercial airplane outlook calls for rare reductions in deliveries and total fleet size compared with its last forecast, underscoring the depth of the novel coronavirus’ reach on the airline business and, by extension, its supply chain. Boeing’s latest forecast sees widebody market...

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