REFILE-AIRSHOW-Jetmakers shrug off demand risks after mixed Farnborough
(Corrects date to July 15)
* Airbus, Boeing upgrade long-term demand forecasts
* But orders at Farnborough show slower than expected
* Record order backlog seen vulnerable to cancellations
By Tim Hepher
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15 (Reuters) - When a freak English summer storm flooded exhibition halls at this week's Farnborough Airshow, the stiff-lipped announcer told sodden aerospace executives: "Please do not panic: we will not evacuate at this stage."
It was a message meant to reassure, but not exactly guaranteed to inspire confidence.
After a chaotic and storm-ridden show, "keep calm and carry on" is also the message from the world's major jetmakers as they cling to bullish long-term forecasts despite economic and political concerns overshadowing aviation markets.
Airbus, Boeing and Embraer all upgraded their demand forecasts this week. But orders were slower than some expected, with several airlines said to be holding off making decisions. Continuación...