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Airbus Adjusts Its Forecast Methodology and Expects a $5.8 Trillion Market

Airbus presented its aircraft demand forecast for the next 20 years and changed the segmentation methodology, dividing segments into categories ranging from 'Small' to 'Extra Large' and blurring the traditional boundaries between aircraft types. The European consortium increased its forecast for the next 20 years by more than seven percent to 37,400 aircraft, with a value of $5.8 trillion, considering list prices. A year ago Airbus predicted 34,900 aircraft with a value of $5.3 trillion, but clearly, the forecast takes…