World demand for jet aircraft in the segment of 70-130 seats from 2016 to 2035 will total 6,400 units, according to the forecasts of Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer disclosed at the Farnborough Air Festival in the United Kingdom.
Embraer projects demand for aircraft with between 70 and 90 seats to total 2,300 units while for aircraft with 90 to 130 seats demand is expected to reach 4,100 units, with the overall demand in the period valued at around US$300 billion.
The Brazilian company also said that the world’s fleet of jet aircraft in the segment of 70-130 seats will increase from 2,670 in operation in 2015 to 6,690 in 2035, with the fastest growth of all commercial aviation segments.
North America is expected to order 2,020 aircraft or 31% of the total, to be followed by Asia/Pacific with 1,690 aircraft or 26% and Europe with 1,160 aircraft or 18% of the total.
The company said it had delivered 26 jets to the commercial aviation market and the same number of units to the business aviation segment in the second quarter of 2016, 23 light jets and three large jets. (macauhub/BR)