Boeing predicts big Latin America market
The Chicago-based company, whose commercial airplanes division is headquartered in Seattle, projects that 80 percent of planes delivered to Latin America over the next 20 years will be single-aisle jets with 90 seats or more.
Planes with 200 to 400 seats are expected to make up 12 percent of new plane deliveries during that period, compared with 8 percent for regional jets with fewer than 90 seats. Jumbo jets like Boeing's 747 or Airbus' A380 will comprise less than 1 percent of new deliveries, according to Boeing's projections.
Earlier this year, Boeing released a global forecast projecting a $2.8 trillion market for new commercial airplanes over the next 20 years, representing about 28,600 new commercial airplanes, including both passenger planes and freighters.