Airbus says Germany will need more than 1,000 planes over next 20 years
September 12, 2012, 12:00 am TWN
BERLIN--European aircraft maker Airbus said on Tuesday that Germany, the continent's biggest economy, would need more than 1,000 planes over the next 20 years but cast doubt over its sales of A380 "superjumbos."
"Airlines in Germany will require more than 1,000 new passenger aircraft (100 seats and above) and freighters (above 10 tons of payload)," said Airbus on the sidelines of the ILA Airshow in Berlin.
"In terms of new passenger aircraft deliveries over the coming 20 years, German airlines will take more aircraft than any other European country and globally is one of the top five countries," the firm added.