According to the new market outlook, the 911 aircraft will comprise of 55 regional jets, 674 single aisle aircraft, 173-twin aisle and nine Boeing 747 or bigger airplanes, informed Dinesh A Keskar, senior vice president, sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The 2007 CMO projects that commercial airplanes in the 90-400 seat categories will account for most of the growth in air travel over the next 20 years, and the airlines will continue to accommodate that growth by adding frequencies and point-to-point non stop flights, Keskar said.
Boeing Company has an order backlog of $279 billion blocking nearly next five to six years of sales.
India at present has 257 aircraft in service with another 387 aircraft on order. By the year 2026, India will have over 1000 aircraft servicing the international and domestic market. Boeing has on order aircraft worth over $21 billion from India.
Speaking on the proposed $185 million maintenance, repair and overhaul joint venture with Air India, Keskar said that they had identified 75 acre of land in Nagpur for the proposed MRO but because of the merger (Air India with Indian Airlines) there was a slight slowdown in developing the MRO.