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Boeing Forecasts Demand for 1,850 New Airplanes in India

Boeing Forecasts Demand for 1,850 New Airplanes in India

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  • 20-year Current Market Outlook shows continued strong market worth $265 billion Single-aisle airplanes driving growth
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Boeing  forecasts a demand for 1,850 new airplanes in India, valued at $265 billion, over the next 20 years. The company today released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for India during a briefing in Mumbai.

“India continues to have a strong commercial aerospace market and the highest domestic traffic growth in the world,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the new aviation policies in place, we see even greater opportunities and remain confident in the market and the airlines in India.”

According to Boeing’s CMO, single-aisle airplanes such as the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX will continue to account for the largest share of new deliveries, with airlines in India needing approximately 1,560 airplanes. These new airplanes will continue to support the growth of low-cost carriers and replace older, less-efficient airplanes.

“Boeing’s strong orders and deliveries for the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX underscore how we are meeting our customers’ demands and expectations, offering them the most fuel efficient, reliable and capable airplanes,” said Keskar. “We also continue to be the preferred choice for widebody airplanes in India, with more than 85 percent of the market share.”

Other key highlights from the annual outlook include:

  • Traffic growth in India remains the highest in the world at 8.6 percent
  • Domestic passenger traffic increased 21 percent from 2015
  • Low cost carrier airlines account for more than 60 percent of all flights

Boeing projects a worldwide demand for 39,620 new airplanes over the next 20 years, with India carriers needing more than 4.6 percent of the total global demand. Boeing’s Current Market Outlook is the longest running jet forecast and regarded as the most comprehensive analysis of the aviation industry. The full report can be found at www.boeing.com/cmo.

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