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Singapore Airshow 2020: Airbus, Boeing braced for coronavirus impact

12 February 2020
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The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is expected to adversely affect the world's two biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, in terms of revenues and supply chains.

Both companies have extensive integration in China, where the virus originated and has hit hardest, although their in-country profiles are focused on commercial aerospace. However, disruption due to the virus is also expected to hit revenues and profits.

Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice-president of commercial global sales and marketing, told journalists at the Singapore Airshow on 12 February, "The one thing that is certain is that this will impact revenues. We've seen it already.

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