More and more people are using air travel as a means of transportation. This is placing demands on airlines: Increasing air traffic volume means that continuous investments in aircraft are required.
Be on a sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal within ten hours or travel ten hours in the other direction to attend a business meeting in New York: Distances are scarcely a big deal anymore. Air travel is still becoming increasingly straightforward and popular. Passenger volumes have been growing at a rate of around 5% a year since 1980. As demand from holiday makers and business travelers rises so, too, does demand for aircraft on an ongoing basis. The demand for new fuel-efficient aircraft is enormous not only in Asia, but in Europe and the Americas too. Experts predict that demand for new aircraft will reach almost 40,000 in the next 20 years.