Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

  • Narrowbody aircraft dominate the commercial aircraft landscape in absolute fleet terms
  • As of April 2017, there are almost 16,000 NB aircraft in service worldwide with an order backlog of almost 11,000, a record number
  • Widebody and regional jet aircraft are diminished in comparison
  • And, the disparity is likely to get larger: the backlog of NBs is almost 70% of the in-service inventory, while WB aircraft are 44% and RJs are only 29%
  • Why the differences? NBs work in the ever growing low cost carrier sector, are the workhorse of large hub and spoke networks, and the NB space is undergoing major fleet renewal

Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

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