Webinar: Aircraft OEMs and COVID-19: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

This webinar took place November 16, 2020.

News of a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine has raised hopes that a recovery in the air transport sector could begin sooner than expected. How likely is that – and what would it mean for aircraft builders and their suppliers? 

Aerospace and defense analyst Douglas S. Harned, a managing director at Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the outlook for 2021, planned production rates at Airbus and Boeing, and how the airline industry’s appetite for new airplanes will change when demand returns.

Watch the full recording above.


  • Douglas S. Harned, Managing Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Company
  • Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
  • Sean Broderick, Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor, Aviation Week Network

Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

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