Airbus has delivered Singapore Airlines' fifth A380, which will allow the operator to replace more of its B747-400 flights on the Singapore-London route and create the first commercial A380 services to Beijing, China as passenger traffic increases leading up to the Olympic Games.
According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast, the German airliner and freighter fleet is expected to grow from over 500 aircraft in operation in 2006 to more than 1,100 by 2026. This growth represents a need for some 900 new commercial transports at a market value of US$109 billion.
Airbus predicts that the Chinese Mainland will need approximately 2,800 new passenger aircraft over the 20-year period covered by the company's latest Global Market Forecast - including 190 very large aircraft, such as the A380.
Airbus foresees a sustained demand for new passenger aircraft in the Nordic countries during the next two decades
Growing aviation mobility demand and the need more for eco-efficient aircraft will drive the Nordic countries toward the acquisition of 436 new passenger aircraft in the coming 20 years, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast.
The Spanish aviation industry is expected to nearly triple in size over the coming 20 years, which will create a demand for 415 new passenger aircraft with a combined total value of $45 billion, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast.
In the next 20 years, Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger jetliners for fleet expansion and aircraft replacement, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast. This increase will be driven by Russia's domestic demand growth, which is expected to be the highest in the w...
A North American market demand will exist for 6,484 new passenger and freighter aircraft over the 20-year period from 2007 to 2026, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast. This need will be driven in part by higher traffic volume and a requirement for more efficient, higher-capacit...
To meet the demand created by traffic growth and the need for replacement aircraft, Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast predicts that Brazilian airlines will acquire more than 330 passenger airliners over the coming 20 years, representing an approximate value of $32 billion.
In the 20-year period covered by its latest Global Market Forecast, Airbus foresees a demand among Mexican airlines for nearly 500 passenger aircraft with 100 seats or more - a figure which represents one third of all aircraft acquisitions by the Latin American market over that period.
Passenger traffic growth will drive Central Europe to acquire 460 new aircraft in the coming 20 years
Airbus's latest Global Market Forecast predicts that the Central European market will need 460 new passenger aircraft over the next 20 years - driven in part by increased traffic and a large replacement opportunity.