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Boeing Sees Slower Growth, Russia Easing Long-Term Jet Demand

  • Customers to take 41,170 new commercial planes through 2041
  • Forecast for annual passenger growth lower than a year ago
A Boeing 777X airplane sits on the assembly floor at the company's facility in Everett, Washington.

A Boeing 777X airplane sits on the assembly floor at the company's facility in Everett, Washington.

Photographer: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg

Boeing Co. is tempering expectations for commercial aircraft demand in the coming decades, as the prospect of lower global economic growth and uncertainty surrounding Russia pressure jet deliveries.

Manufacturers will hand over 41,170 new planes to customers through 2041, Boeing predicted in its latest long-term outlook for the commercial market. That would mark a slower pace than it saw a year ago, when the planemaker said there would be 43,610 deliveries in the 20-year period through 2040. Boeing also trimmed its forecast for annual passenger traffic growth to 3.8% from 4%.