By 2043, Airbus plans to provide 920 aircraft to airlines in the South Pacific.
In the next 20 years, Pacific-based airlines, especially in Australia, New Zealand, and the surrounding regions, will get nearly 900 aircraft, according to a recent statement by aircraft maker Airbus. This is what the manufacturer anticipates, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast.
The prediction states that through 2043, demand for passenger air travel will rise 3.2% year. This forecast comes as air travel demand has increased as a result of the epidemic. Even if the once-rapid demand growth has slowed, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Based on information gleaned from previous sales and anticipated sales, Airbus anticipates that airlines in the South Pacific region will keep buying Airbus aircraft as the need for air travel increases. Airbus is one of many manufacturers of aircraft aiming to sell aircraft to these airlines, and it predicts a constant increase in demand. Nonetheless, it has already sold a lot of airplanes to these airlines and is now producing a lot of them.
Airbus has estimated that it will deliver 920 new aircraft to airlines in the area over the next 20 years based on data gathered from previous orders and anticipated future orders. According to the company, 45% of these deliveries will replace older planes that the carriers are retiring. The remaining 65% will be made up of brand-new aircraft designed to increase the airline’s fleet and, as a result, operations. Of the 920 aircraft, 750 are most likely to be narrowbody jets from the Airbus A220 and A320 families.
Airbus A350 and A330 widebody jets will make up the remaining 170 aircraft. JETLINE MARVEL estimates that approximately 170 Airbus aircraft are in use by airlines in the area. 75% of the region’s backordered aircraft are held by these airlines, who collectively have 166 Airbus planes on order. Stephen Forshaw, Chief Representative for Airbus in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, stated that his company has made these projections based on reasonable assumptions and that the region is experiencing significant growth. As Forshaw said,
“Global air traffic is already showing signs of steady improvement, and industry growth is now viewed with renewed optimism. This is especially noticeable in the Pacific region, where there is an increase in travel demand and flights to and from important locations”
Airbus is taking a number of steps in response to the rapid expansion to make sure that the manufacture and use of these aircraft are as sustainable as possible. In order to investigate how to enhance sustainability, the manufacturer has partnered with airlines like Air New Zealand and Qantas.
Additionally, it has made sure that the newest models of its aircraft are as energy-efficient as possible, offering a 25% reduction in fuel burn, lowering operating costs and carbon emissions. Regarding the airline’s sustainability initiatives, Forshaw said the following:
“The ability of the air transportation sector to grow in a sustainable manner is a priority for airlines in this region. Airbus is well-positioned with the contemporary and comprehensive product line that is currently available, offering a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of up to 25%. This has become an increasingly important factor when airlines decide on their fleet.”