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.