Continued deceleration of economic growth in China coupled with sluggish environments in the US and Europe will take their toll on new-aircraft demand, likely leaving Airbus and Boeing with fewer orders than deliveries this year, a Bloomberg analyst has warned. “We think 2019 is a less than 1 book-to-bill rate as China slows,” Bloomberg senior analyst-aerospace, defense and airlines George Ferguson told delegates at Aviation Week’s Aero-Engines Americas in Dallas Jan. ...

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