Per Boeing’s latest commercial market outlook, China is more than poised to continue its recovery, playing a significant role in required aircraft in the future.
The American plane maker predicts through its CMO that 8,560 aircraft will be delivered to companies in China from 2023 to 2042.
Notably, 350 units will be for regional jets, 6,470 for single-aisle and 1,550 widebodies. Boeing further notes that 190 freighters will be required in the market.
Domestic air traffic in China has already surpassed pre-pandemic levels and international traffic is recovering steadily. As China’s economy and traffic continue to grow, Boeing’s complete line-up of commercial jets will play a key role in helping meet that growth sustainably and economically.Darren Hulst, Boeing vice president, Commercial Marketing.
While the required aircraft is always a vital headline, there’ll need to be a significant increase in personnel to help power all this new demand and aircraft deliveries, with China requiring 433,000 new aviation workers.
Of the 433,000, this includes 134,000 pilots, 138,000 technicians and 161,000 cabin crew members. Given the industry shortages and the struggle to train specific people in roles, there’ll need to be significant investment in promptly making this all happen.
2023 marks 50 years of Boeing serving China following an order in 1972 for 10 of the 707s, which at the time was revolutionary as China looked to modernise its overall commercial fleet; from there, the region has seen a steady growth in available equipment and continued technology advancements, too.