Boeing projected a need for nearly 6,500 new single-aisle planes over the next 20 years, while China’s widebody fleet, including passenger and cargo models, will require 1,850 new planes, accounting for 20 per cent of total deliveries. Photo: AFP
Boeing projected a need for nearly 6,500 new single-aisle planes over the next 20 years, while China’s widebody fleet, including passenger and cargo models, will require 1,850 new planes, accounting for 20 per cent of total deliveries. Photo: AFP
Aviation

China’s airlines will need 8,700 new planes in next 20 years, Boeing says, costing US$1.47 trillion

  • Chinese airlines will need 8,700 new planes through 2040, 1.2 per cent higher than Boeing’s previous prediction of 8,600 planes made last year
  • China’s domestic aviation market, although still vulnerable to sporadic local Covid-19 outbreaks, has more or less rebounded to pre-coronavirus levels

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Boeing projected a need for nearly 6,500 new single-aisle planes over the next 20 years, while China’s widebody fleet, including passenger and cargo models, will require 1,850 new planes, accounting for 20 per cent of total deliveries. Photo: AFP
Boeing projected a need for nearly 6,500 new single-aisle planes over the next 20 years, while China’s widebody fleet, including passenger and cargo models, will require 1,850 new planes, accounting for 20 per cent of total deliveries. Photo: AFP
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