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SPECIAL FEATURE

with an expected rebound in 2021 (+50%
year-over-year). 3 Despite the rebound, passenger traffic is expected to remain about
50% below pre-pandemic levels and may
not return to 2019 levels at least before
2024.4 This is especially true considering
the increasing international travel restrictions due to the emergence of new variants
of the coronavirus. Moreover, even as leisure
travel may recover in the long-term, it is
unlikely that business travel will return
to pre-pandemic levels even by 2024 as
virtual meetings are expected to continue

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Passenger traffic is expected to remain about
50% below pre-pandemic levels and may not
return to 2019 levels at least before 2024.
to substitute in-person meetings for a prolonged period. Travel demand reduction is
impacting order books and deliveries for
OEMs, a trend likely to continue in 2021.
This will have a larger impact on long-haul
aircraft as domestic travel is expected to
recover sooner than international.

In 2021, global commercial aircraft deliveries are expected to decline by 44% from
2018, the peak year for deliveries, to about
900 aircraft. 5 Due to lower deliveries in 2020
and airlines continuing to cancel orders, the
commercial aircraft order backlog is down
more than 9% from the peak backlogs of

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2021

Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
Industry Inspection
Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
The Potential of Prediction
Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
A Year of Support
Suitable Software
Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
Advertiser's Index
ARSA Insight: Every Year
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march2021 - Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
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march2021 - Industry Inspection
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march2021 - Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
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march2021 - The Potential of Prediction
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march2021 - Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
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march2021 - A Year of Support
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march2021 - Suitable Software
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march2021 - Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
march2021 - ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
march2021 - Advertiser's Index
march2021 - ARSA Insight: Every Year
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