Fresh off its strategic win over Boeing with an order from Japan Airlines for at least 31 A350s, Airbus is preparing the ground to challenge the US manufacturer in the future cargo aircraft market. Briefing journalists in Hong Kong Oct. 10, Airbus said it expects mid-sized aircraft to account for the largest freighter segment over the next 20 years, requiring almost 1,300 new aircraft by 2031. In its first-ever cargo global market forecast, Airbus said worldwide air freight traffic will ...

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