Boeing Projects $760 Billion Market for 7,530 New Airplanes in North America

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 6 October 2011

Boeing forecasts that airlines in North America will take delivery of 7,530 new airplanes over the next 20 years at a market value of $760 billion.

Taking retirements of airplanes into account, the North America fleet will grow from 6,610 airplanes today to about 9,330 airplanes by 2030.

Boeing expects demand in the United States and Canada to focus primarily on single-aisle jetliners. This is driven by the need to replace aging airplanes with new, more fuel-efficient airplanes.

"The North American commercial aviation market improved for a second consecutive year with passenger traffic growth at a modest 3%," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The region's airline industry is poised for long-term, moderate growth. Airlines are expected to continue focusing on capacity discipline and improving financial performance."

Boeing forecasts single-aisle airplanes will grow to 73% of the total North America fleet by 2030. A majority of this increased growth in the single-aisle category is related to traffic traveling to and from economically dynamic regions in Central and South America.

Long-haul international traffic is forecast to continue to grow at an average annual rate of approximately 4.5%. This growth is expected to result in demand for an additional 1,180 new fuel-efficient, twin-aisle airplanes such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing also believes that large airplanes, such as the 747 or A380, will not see significant demand in North America, with only about 50 airplanes, or 1% of the total investment.

For the purposes of the Boeing forecast, the North America market consists of the U.S. and Canada. Mexico is included in the forecast for Latin America.

See recent travel news from: Travel News Asia, Boeing, Forecast

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

Copyright © 1997-2023