Regional aircraft OEMs,hit hardby the global economic downturn of 2008-09, believe they’ve emerged from the financial crisis in relatively good shape. Notwithstanding the end of production of the 50-seat jet, the market for under-100-seat aircraft is broader than ever before, they say, explaining that the rapid growth of air transportation in emerging markets will drive demand. Furthermore, they note, replacement aircraft will be needed in developed markets. “We are seeing ...

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