Airbus continues to promote the need for the A380 to support projected air traffic growth over the next 20 years, arguing that only very large aircraft (VLA) can deliver the numbers of people expected to travel between the world’s mega-city hubs. Speaking at the Airbus’ first press conference of this Paris Air Show Monday, Airbus COO-customers John Leahy said Airbus forecasters expect some 32,600 new airliners of with nearly $5 trillion will be needed over the next 20 ...

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