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Aerospace & Defense Industries

Aircraft makers stay Asia-focused amid toughest year in a decade

Embraer, Boeing and Mitsubishi look beyond coronavirus in high-flying market

CEO John Slattery of Embraer Commercial Aviation speaks with the Nikkei Asian Review in Singapore on Feb.12. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

SINGAPORE -- Aircraft makers remain focused on Asia even as they scramble to deal with the effects of the coronavirus on their supply chains and passengers.

While makers help airlines cope with what is shaping up to be the toughest economic downturn since the 2009-2010 global recession, they also need to maintain supply chains as production in China grinds to a halt.

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