Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6.3 trillion


By Eric M. JohnsonFARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Boeing Co raised its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and cargo aircraft by three percent on Tuesday, but shaved its projections for wide-body as well as regional jets, as its battle with Airbus intensifies in smaller planes. The world's largest planemaker said at the Farnborough Airshow it expected 42,700 industry deliveries over the next two decades, up from its estimate of 41,030 a year ago.

That would be worth $6.3 trillion at list prices versus last-year's $6.1 trillion prediction......

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