Airbus significantly boosted its long-term projection for commercial aircraft demand in its "2006 Global Market Forecast" released yesterday, predicting that 22,700 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at $2.6 trillion will be required over the next 20 years, 5,400 more than it predicted just two years ago. Rapid growth in emerging markets like China, India and the Middle East was citied as the main reason for the increase, which boosts the value of commercial aircraft demand through ...

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