Boeing this week forecast that China will need 3,710 new aircraft worth approximately $390 billion over the next 20 years, an increase from last year's projection of 3,400 planes (ATWOnline, Sept. 19, 2007). "China will continue to be the fastest-growing aviation center in the world, requiring 41% of the entire Asia/Pacific region airplane demand," Commercial Airplanes VP-Marketing Randy Tinseth said. Single-aisle aircraft will account for 70% of the new purchases.

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