Webinar: What if China Shuts Off Access to Airbus or Boeing?

This webinar took place July 23, 2020 and was sponsored by Makino.

In 2001 China accounted for 2% of commercial aircraft orders. By 2018 that had risen to 23%, and Chinese demand was a key driver of growth at Airbus, Boeing and western aviation suppliers. But as the Comac C919’s availability draws closer, could a deterioration of relations between Beijing and the West prompt China’s authoritarian leaders to curtail aircraft imports? And how long would it take Airbus and Boeing to recover from a big decline in Chinese sales?

Teal Group Vice President Richard Aboulafia joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the scary scenarios.

Listen to the panel in the full recording above.


  • Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Teal Group
  • Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
  • Bradley Perrett, Beijing Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network


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