Boeing forecast (14-Oct-2010) that airlines in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will take delivery of about 960 new aircraft over the next 20 years at an investment of USD90 billion. New aircraft deliveries will be driven largely by the need to retire older, less fuel-efficient narrowbodies and regional jets. Taking retirements of old aircrafft into account, Boeing expects the CIS fleet will grow from 1,150 today to about 1,300 by 2029.
- Regional jets: Projected to account for 21% of new aircraft deliveries. Boeing also forecasts demand for 200 regional jets in the CIS - more than 10% of its projected world demand;
- Narrowbodies: Increase from 54% to 63% of total fleet by 2029;
- Widebodies: Increase to 17% of total fleet by 2029. Boeing forecasts demand for 160 new widebodies;
- Large aircraft: 3% of total fleet by 2029. Boeing forecasts demand for 30 aircraft, including freighters. [more]