Coronavirus downturn raises questions about demand for new passenger jets

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Aerospace analysts are now considering whether the coronavirus-induced airline industry downturn, should it persist, might lead airlines to defer aircraft deliveries or even cancel orders. While aircraft makers say their industry remains healthy, the downturn is also raising questions about potential fallout to Boeing’s 737 Max, an aircraft Boeing expects will be certificated by mid-year.

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