Boeing Projecting Strong Demand for Planes For Next 20 Years
Boeing, the maker of the North Charleston built 787 Dreamliner, projects demand for some 38k new commercial airplanes over the next 20 years, worth some $5.6 trillion. They anticipate the Dreamliner will capture about 22% of that demand, representing some $2.5 trillion. While the biggest demand (70%) will be for single-aisle planes like the 737MAX that will debut in 2017, Boeing reported they have over 5,700 planes on order, worth some $435 billion including 838 Dreamliners for 60 different customers. David Wren of The Post and Courier has the story ahead of one of the airline industry’s biggest marketing events The Paris Air Show.