Airbus SE has announced that it will need about 39,000 passenger and cargo aircraft by 2040, as it expects the withdrawal of older and less efficient aircraft to continue to accelerate.
The European aircraft maker said most commercial aircraft in operation by then would be state-of-the-art, up from 13% today, a development that is expected to significantly improve carbonization efforts.
“As economies and aviation mature, we see demand increasingly driven by replacement rather than growth.
“Replacement is the most important lever today for getting rid of carbon,” said Christian Scherer, commercial director and head of Airbus International.
“People are expecting more sustainable flights and this will be possible in the short term with the introduction of more modern aircraft,” he added.
Airbus, meanwhile, said the United Arab Emirates Air Force had ordered two additional Airbus 330 Multirole Tanker Transport aircraft, bringing the country’s fleet of those aircraft to five.
The deal also covers upgrading the country’s current fleet, with orders starting in 2024.
Source From: Capital