In the last few moments, Boeing has released their Commercial Market Outlook for the Middle East, where they predict widebody fleets will double by 2042.
This report was released ahead of the upcoming Dubai Air Show, which begins on Monday.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Boeing Predicts Middle East Widebody Fleet Will Double by 2042…
|Commercial airplane deliveries to the Middle East (2023-2042)|
Commenting on this was Darren Hulst, Boeing’s VP for Commercial Marketing:
“Airlines in the Middle East have increasingly expanded their influence and reach, transforming the region into an international air transit hub”.
“Air travel and cargo demand continue to gain momentum, driven by significant economic growth and national development plans. As airlines in the region will require efficient and versatile fleet solutions, Boeing products will be ready to meet market demands.”
The American planemaker also listed the following elements to this report:
- Two-thirds of new deliveries will support air traffic and cargo growth while one-third of deliveries will replace older airplanes with more fuel-efficient models
- The total fleet will increase 2.4 times to 3,360 airplanes — 1,610 (48%) will be single aisles, while 1,520 (45%) will be widebodies
- The commercial fleet will generate demand for $335 billion in aviation services including maintenance, repair, training and spare parts
With the confidence that widebody deliveries will form a major part to Middle East expansion, all eyes will be on whether this is reflected at the upcoming Dubai Air Show.
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