Asian plane makers struggle to break into crowded market


Exhibitors standing next to the Spacejet model display at the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation booth during the Singapore Airshow yesterday. Asian plane makers have thrown huge sums at building jets but flagship projects have suffered repeated setbacks. – AFP pic, February 14, 2020.

ASIAN plane makers have thrown huge sums at building jets but flagship projects have suffered repeated setbacks, and they face a tough time breaking into a market dominated by established players.

The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s biggest aviation market for commercial aircraft and Japanese and Chinese firms have embarked on programmes to build their own planes.


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