North America’s 500 freighter orders

THE US and Canada will require 414 new freighters in the next 20 years, the Airbus Global Market Forecast has found.

The market for dedicated freighters in the region in the next 20 years is expected to grow 80 per cent, while passenger aircraft will grow 66 per cent.

This total of 6,315 new aircraft – including 5,901 passenger – has an estimated value of US$648 billion, according to figures presented by Airbus chief operating officer – customers, John Leahy.

By 2030, North America will rank third behind Asia-Pacific and Europe in world traffic.

According to Airbus, today and in 2030, domestic US traffic will continue to be the largest single air traffic flow region in the world.

North American inter-regional traffic has grown by 11 per cent over the last 10 years.

41 per cent of the aircraft currently in service in North America will need to be replaced over the next 20 years – greater than in any other region of the globe.

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