BTN Europe presents an overview of business travel and MICE predictions for this year
ExCeL London - 24-25 February 2021
BOEING chose its London offices in St James”s for Randy Baseler”s, vice president of marketing, annual crystal ball gazing on the airliner market for the next 20 years, the telecast seen all over the world. Boeing now projects a need for approximately 27,200 new commercial aircraft (passenger and freighter), doubling the world fleet by 2025. When it comes to very large flying machines he sees a requirement for just 325, somewhat less than the much hyped breakeven number for the Airbus A380. ”Improved fuel efficiency and increased range will allow airlines to take more travellers directly where they want to go, when they want to go. New, much quieter airplanes with significantly reduced emissions will permanently change the character of the world airplane fleet.” Mr Baseler suggests that over the next 20 years, airlines will take delivery of approximately 3,450 regional jets ” 90 seats and below; 16,540 single-aisle aircraft ” 100-240 seats; 6,230 twin-aisle airplanes ” 200-400 seats; and just 990 airplanes, 747-size or larger.