Boeing has reported strong 3rd quarter results having delivered 186 commercial aircraft in the last three months, a 9% increase on its corresponding 2013 performance.
The company's strong performance is underlined in its reporting that it has an order book for 5,500 aircraft worth a record $430 billion.
When you see the bustle and queues at almost any airport today, it is easy to understand how the aircraft manufacturers are doing so well with our almost insatiable thirst for air travel.
This may not though be all bad for the environment. Developments in fuel efficient designs for both planes and engines will hopefully ensure that we all do not suffer long term harm as a result.
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