India needs over 2,000 new aircraft in next 20 years: Airbus

Published on : 04:56 PM Mar 24, 2022

As per a senior official of Airbus India needs 2210 new aircraft over the next two decades and India will need 34,000 additional pilots and 45,000 technicians by 2040.

Hyderabad: Backed by the buoyant aviation market, India needs 2210 new aircraft over the next two decades, a senior official of Airbus said on Thursday. The fleet could comprise 1770 new small and 440 medium and large aircraft, Head of Airline Marketing India and South Asia, Airbus, Brent McBratney said.

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He also said India needs 34,000 additional pilots and 45,000 technicians by 2040. Passenger traffic in India is expected to grow at 6.2 percent during the next two decades, he said, while speaking to reporters here.

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