Airbus sees gap in widebody freighter market as Boeing is hit by new rules
Boeing has, almost uncontested, ruled the world of widebody freighters in recent years, but rival ...
This year’s Boeing’s market outlook release has been muted: normally it is accompanied by press briefings, research and fanfare. But, quietly released yesterday, it marks a decrease in previously bullish plans – albeit only a slight downward tick.
Boeing says the total market value of aircraft in the next 10 years will fall from its 2019 estimate of $8.7trn to $8.5trn, with widebodies most affected, down 10% from the previous year’s estimate. It says 75% of the total demand will be for single-aisle aircraft – with freighters accounting for just 2% of the total, or 930 aircraft.
In fact, the plane-maker believes the market for freighters will be 110 aircraft fewer than it estimated last year, perhaps surprisingly – although the conversion market could grow. FlightGlobal reports.