Airbus predicted that by 2030 carriers in the Middle East will require 1,921 new passenger and freighter aircraft—above 100 seats—worth $347.4 billion. According to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, released at the Dubai Airshow, 1,882 will be passenger aircraft valued at $336.3 billion and 39 will be freighter aircraft worth $11.1billion. Key drivers for the demand are greater urbanization, an increasing number of mega cities, and the overall ...

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