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Just look at the numbers in this article – huge and remarkable – engineers will be needed! Metals' Capacity Races to Meet Aircraft Demand Suppliers warn of supply chain challenges as Boeing, Airbus predict booming production. Strong aircraft demand in coming years could outstrip suppliers' capabilities. Boeing forecasts 30,900 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $3.6 trillion. Airbus projects that almost 26,000 new passenger jetliners and freighters will be needed-representing a market value of $3.2 trillion and an increase over the company's previous forecast by 900 aircrafts. Growth is being propelled by demand in fast-rising economies in China and India as well as replacement of fuel-draining aircrafts with efficient new planes such as the Boeing Dreamliner 787. The Dreamliner is already more than three years behind schedule in part because of fastener shortages and other supply chain problems. The next supply chain issue could affect engines. Complex, highly efficient next-generation engines
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