South Korea has seen a dramatic spike in COVID-19 coronavirus cases, with major carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines both announcing measures to mitigate the effects of the outbreak and stem losses.
Future Delivery Demand Dominated By Narrowbody Engines
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Narrowbody engine types will inevitably be the most in-demand engine types. Aviation Week forecasts the LEAP-1B will lead this with 10,828 units expected to be delivered from 2021 to 2030. This is followed by the LEAP-1A (7,498) and Pratt & Whitney's GTF (3,240).
United Airlines has withdrawn its full-year financial guidance, citing uncertainty over the ramifications from the COVID-19 coronavirus on travel demand, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region where the airline had 15% of its planned full-year capacity.