Airbus forecast (11-Sep-2012) airlines in Germany will require more than 1000 new passenger aircraft (100 seats and above) and freighters (above 10 tons of payload) over the next 20 years, valued at USD148 billion at today’s list prices. The main drivers for this investment are the traffic growth between advanced and emerging markets as well as continued strong demand from the developed markets and the benefits that can be derived by operating the most modern and eco-efficient fleets. Germany’s passenger aircraft fleet is expected to nearly double, growing from over 670 aircraft in operation at the beginning of 2012 to more than 1300 by 2031.
- Forecast breakdown:
- Narrowbodies: 690 aircraft;
- Widebodies: 230 aircraft;
- Very large aircraft: "Close to" 100 aircraft. [more - original PR]