Boeing raises forecast for airplane demand in China

Boeing publishes its forecast for airplane demand in China, where the 20 year outlook projects a demand of 7,240 airplanes in the country and a 6.3% increase over 2016’s forecast.

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Boeing forecasts the wide body fleet over the next 20 years will require 1,670 new airplanes. Airlines continue to shift to small and medium wide body airplanes for long-haul expansion and flexibility. Primary demand for very large wide bodies going forward will be in the freighter market.  


“China’s outbound travel market continues its rapid growth toward 200 million passengers annually,” said Tinseth. “With new technologies, superior capabilities and advanced efficiency, the 787 and 777X families will play a key role in supporting the growth of China’s long-haul market.”