Airbus Plans to Sell more than 37,000 New Aircraft

The growth of air traffic at a rate of 4.4% per year over the next two decades will mean that the aircraft fleet will more than double to 48,000 units, and that will mean the sale of 37,390 new aircraft, according to Airbus.

In its annual global forecast of the market, the European aeronautical manufacturer indicates that the value of those new aircraft that will have to enter service between 2018 and 2037 is 5.8 trillion dollars.

The main vector of growth in aircraft demand will be emerging countries, where more than 60% of economic growth will come from, which will result in the multiplication of there by 2.4 of private consumption, higher disposable income and a multiplication by 2. , 5 of the number of flights per person.

More than three quarters of the demand for commercial aircraft of more than 100 seats (28,550) will be directed to the segment of single aisle in short and medium distance.

In the segment known as ‘Medium’, which includes the smaller double-aisle devices but also some of the single-aisle long range, it will require 5,480 passenger and cargo units. They will be 1,760 of great capacity (‘Large’, in terminology of the sector); and 1,590 large extra capacity (‘Extra-Large’).

Of the total of 37,390 new aircraft that Airbus estimates will be sold in the next 20 years, 10,850 will replace those that will cease to operate and the remaining 26,540 to respond to the growth of the activity.

The European group sold 100 aircraft in June and by the end of the first half it had achieved a net order book of 206 units, which includes 55 cancellations in that period.

Last month, Airbus formalized contracts for 53 single-aisle A320 family aircraft, 35 of its most modern double-aisle long-haul model, the A350, and 12 of its double-aisle A330 family.

Hülya Karahan