Boeing to deliver more airliners

Boeing to deliver more airliners

American aviation giant Boeing on Wednesday renewed its zeal towards the Indian commercial aviation market, stating that it continues to see strong growth in the sector.

According to Boeing’s 2016 India Current Market Outlook, over the next 20 years, the country needs 1,850 new aircraft, valued at $265 billion. Single-aisle aeroplanes, such as the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX, will continue to account for the largest share of new deliveries, while wide-body planes, such as the 787 Dreamliner and the 777 family, make up the remainder of demand.

“Boeing continues to provide the airlines in India with the most fuel-efficient, reliable and capable aeroplanes in every market segment, allowing them to open new routes and stay profitable,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific and India – Sales) Dinesh Keskar said, adding, “We look forward to delivering several more 787 Dreamliners to Air India this year, while a fleet of 737 MAX to SpiceJet and Jet Airways would see delivery in 2018.”

Expressing confidence in the Indian airline market, Keskar said, “The major factors that we watch – the exchange rate, fuel price and the profitability of the airlines – are all still favourable, and we remain confident in the strong growth of India’s commercial aviation sector.”
DH News Service

The company views the potential for travel growth to remain high in India this year, and expects more than 100 million passengers to fly domestically.


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