United Aircraft has put forward a 20-year forecast predicting demand for 20,500 single-aisle aircraft with a capacity of 166-200 seats, including 630 in Russia.

The company released the outlook figures during the MAKS Moscow air show, at which Irkut is displaying its MC-21-300, a twinjet designed to address this sector.

United Aircraft says the demand in the single-aisle category over 2019-38 exceeds that of the other sectors combined.

It puts overall civil aircraft demand at nearly 44,300 aircraft valued at $6.35 trillion, with the Russian segment accounting for 3.3% of the quantity and 2.9% of the value.

China will be the largest demand region, totalling 9,100 aircraft, with the Asia-Pacific area – excluding China and India – making up another 7,900.

European and North American operators will have similar levels of need, around 8,300 and 8,200 aircraft respectively, the United Aircraft forecast states.

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Source: FlightGlobal.com