What Percentage Of Chinese Narrowbody Orders Will Go To The C919 After It Is Certified?
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?
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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. You can watch the full recording here.