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In Aviation Week & Space Technology, John Morris reminds us of another consequence of the new coronavirus. “There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic will affect powerplant development over the next decade or so as new aircraft programs are pushed to the right, airliners remain parked and passenger traffic takes perhaps 2-3 years to recover,” he writes. “With revenues hard hit by a collapse in sales and a slump in aftermarket activity, the engine manufacturers’ need to slash costs likely will have an impact on research and development into future technologies, especially for commercial engines.”
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