Airbus reiterated (08-Jun-2010) its forecast for demand in Germany over the next 20 years. The manufacturer estimates airlines in Germany will require nearly 1,150 new passenger aircraft above 100 seats and freighters. Demand is expected to comprise 780 short-haul narrowbody aircraft, more than 280 twin-aisle medium to long-range widebody aircraft, and around 90 very large aircraft. These new aircraft are valued at approximately USD144 billion at list prices. Germany’s aircraft fleet is expected to more than double, growing from more than 500 aircraft (of more than 100 seats) in operation at the beginning of 2009 to more than 1,200 by 2028. [more]
Airbus: “In terms of new passenger aircraft deliveries, Germany will rank third in the world. Furthermore, Germany’s leading position as a gateway for the world’s air travelers will be further enhanced especially with Lufthansa’s A380s now joining the fleet,” John Leahy COO Customers. Source: Airbus, 08-Jun-2010.