Aerospace Industries Assn. cited a "surging civil aircraft market" as the primary driver behind US aerospace industry sales reaching a record $184.4 billion in 2006, up 8.4% from $170.1 billion in 2005. AIA President and CEO John Douglass said annual US industry sales will "go well beyond $200 billion by the [next US election in] 2008." In remarks this week at AIA's annual review and forecast luncheon in Washington, he noted that the record sales were achieved despite US airlines' recent ...

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