Boeing Sees Demand in China for 6,330 Airplanes Valued at Nearly $1 Trillion

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 3, 2015 20:05

Boeing Sees Demand in China for 6,330 Airplanes Valued at Nearly $1 Trillion

Boeing is projecting a demand in China for 6,330 new airplanes over the next 20 years. Boeing’s annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) estimates the total value of those new airplanes at $950 billion.

“Despite the current volatility in China’s financial market, we see strong growth in the country’s aviation sector over the long term,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Over the next 20 years, China’s commercial airplane fleet will nearly triple: from 2,570 airplanes in 2014 to 7,210 airplanes in 2034, with more than 70 percent of these deliveries accommodating growth.”

“China’s aviation market is incredibly dynamic, from its leading airlines to its startups and low-cost carriers,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Boeing is committed to serve customers in the world’s largest airplane market by providing the most fuel-efficient airplanes and services to support their growth and profitability.”

As China becomes the world’s largest domestic air travel market, Boeing is forecasting demand for 4,630 single-aisle airplanes through 2034. This sector is driven by growth in new carriers and low-cost airlines in developing and emerging markets, as well as continuous expansion in established airlines.

China’s low-cost carriers are currently responsible for about 8 percent of single-aisle market demand, rising to 25-30 percent of demand by 2034, Tinseth noted.

Boeing forecasts that the widebody segment will require 1,510 new airplanes, led by small and medium widebody airplanes. Tinseth stressed that Chinese airlines have more than doubled their long-haul international capacity over the past three years.

“Enabled by China’s growing middle-class population, new visa policies and the underlying strength of its economic growth, this expansion is expected to continue, and in fact accelerate,” Tinseth said.

Worldwide, Boeing projects investments of $5.6 trillion for 38,050 new commercial airplanes to be delivered during the next 20 years.

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