A Boeing 777x is displayed during the International Paris Air Show at the ParisLe Bourget Airport, on June 20, 2023.
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Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is optimistic about the recovery of travel demand, which he said is stronger than he expected.
“Yes, it is resilient. Calhoun said on CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia that the recovery of travel demand is stronger than he expected. Calhoun told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” that the aviation industry is not experiencing recession fears. He said, “Order books and proposals are as robust as
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“If anything, this is the question we are all grappling with: How do we regain resilience in our supply chains that they had prior to Covid, so that we can meet the demands,” said Mr. Calhoun. Both Boeing and rival
They need more lift, just like everyone else around the globe,” Calhoun said. He added that he hoped the geopolitical worries surrounding China would “begin dissipating a bit.” Calhoun stated that it would take “a pretty long time” for the C919 jet, produced by Comac in China, to become a global competitor for Boeing and Airbus. Even if this were the case, given the travel demand, it wouldn’t be the “worst” thing. By 2050, it is not the worst for aviation to have three competitors. In fact, it’s a positive thing. “