There are strong signs that in the next decade, the commercial aviation industry may not only have many more jets and air travelers—but also more industry players. China is on an aggressive course to build a world-class commercial aviation manufacturing base. Mexico continues as an important supplier to the North American industry. Cross-border partnerships further enmesh global players.
Looking into the next couple of decades, forecasts for growth in new markets drastically alter today’s world mapping of commercial aviation—not only in sheer air traffic demand, but also the geographies where fleets will be needed to satisfy that demand. And perhaps most important, which companies will supply the new aircraft? In Boeing’s latest outlook, the world will see demand for 35,280 new jet aircraft from 2013–2032 at a value of $4.8 trillion, with single-aisle aircraft accounting for most of that demand.
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