Boeing lifts outlook for commercial aircraft demand written by John Walton Boeing 787s going through final assembly at the company’s Everett facility. (Boeing) One of the more interesting aspects of the Paris Air Show or its even-year Farnborough counterpart is the chance to learn just how many more commercial aircraft the manufacturers expect to produce in their long-term forecasts, usually going out some 20 years. How much is the commercial aircraft market worth, in other words? The Boeing Market Outlook (BMO), released on the first day of the show under the stormclouds still hanging over the 737 MAX, and the engine delays also darkening the days of the 777X, suggests for the first time more than 50,000 jets will be needed, ranging from sub-90-seater regional jets all the way up to the largest twinjets and freighters. The 50,660 aircraft is a rise from last year’s 20-year forecast of 48,540, and 40,040 of these aircraft will be new: just 6,620 will be existing aircraft. Full version is only available for members. Access the world's best aviation journalism by becoming a Member now. Unlock this article (5 free articles left) Professional Unlimited access to WOFA $70/year Join now Six World of Aviation magazines delivered to you, plus unrestricted access to features and exclusive content on the WOFA website Casual Weekly access to TheWOFA.com 99c/week Join now Unrestricted access to magazine features and exclusive content on the WOFA website I'm already a member BoeingCommercial Market OutlookLe BourgetParis Air Show 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest John Walton previous post Virgin Australia Brisbane biofuel trial hits 1 million km milestone next post Le Bourget Day 1 Wrap – Airbus launches A321XLR Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.