Shape of the market
Over the next 20 years, Boeing is forecasting a need for over 39,000 airplanes valued at more than $5.9 trillion. Aviation is becoming more diverse, with approximately 38 percent of all new airplanes being delivered to airlines based in the Asia region. An additional 40 percent will be delivered to airlines in Europe and North America, with the remaining 22 percent to be delivered to the Middle East, Latin America, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Africa.
Single-aisle airplanes command the largest share of new deliveries, with airlines needing over 28,000. These new airplanes will continue to stimulate growth for low-cost carriers and will provide required replacements for older, less-efficient airplanes. In addition, 9,100 new widebody airplanes will be delivered, which will allow airlines to serve new markets more efficiently than in the past.