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Global Market Forecast 2016-2035

Mapping Demand

Airbus’ Global Market Forecast for 2016-2035 offers a forward-looking view of the air transport sector’s evolution – accounting for factors such as demographic and economic growth, tourism trends, oil prices, development of new and existing routes, and ultimately highlighting demand for aircraft covering the full spectrum of sizes from 100 seats to the very largest aircraft over 500 seats. 

Entitled “Mapping Demand” this new forecast – which serves as a reference for airlines, airports, investors, governments, non-governmental agencies and others – anticipates that air traffic will grow at 4.5 per cent annually, requiring some 33,000 new passenger and dedicated freighter aircraft at a value of US$ 5.2 trillion over the next 20 years. For the first time Airbus has released results from its “Global Services Forecast” which shows a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) business totalling US$1.8 trillion and the need for in excess of a 500,000 new pilots over the next 20 years.