Boeing predicts $8T jet market
Ahead of the aerospace trade event, the Paris Air Show, starting Monday, Boeing released its annual Commercial Market Outlook, predicting what will happen in the industry within the next 20 years. The company expects airlines to add 42,595 jets worldwide and become a market valued at about $8 trillion. Boeing also predicts carriers will find a way to get about 20% more productivity from them with larger planes, “denser seating patterns”and longer flights.
- Climate change is also into account with a prediction that people won’t be taking as many commercial flights less than 500 miles as governments advise people to seek greener transportation options, Bloomberg writes.
§ Boeing predicts that airlines worldwide will add approximately 42,595 jets valued at US$8 trillion over the next 20 years.
§ Climate concerns may impact shorter flights, favoring greener transport.
§ Airlines aim to increase productivity and profitability, while the global fleet is expected to double by 2042.
§ Single-aisle jets like the 737 Max and A320neo will dominate sales.
§ However, Boeing doubts the market potential for long-range narrowbody jets due to cargo limitations.
Boeing Sees $8 Trillion Jet Market as Climate Reshapes Travel
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As the aviation industry prepares to gather for the first Paris Air Show since 2019, GE Aerospace sponsored a survey of 325 aviation decision makers around the world to assess the industry’s commitment to―and progress on―its goal of reaching net zero by 2050.
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