World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey is expected to lead the expansion of Europe's civil aviation sector, President of Boeing Turkey and North Africa Bernard Dunn said Wednesday.
In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Dunn said: "Considering the forecasted demand of European Airlines, we expect 7,460 new aircraft to be ordered over the next 20 years amounting to $530 billion."
"The growth rate of the Turkish aviation sector is really impressive. We include Turkey in all projections of Europe," Dunn added.
This reaffirms a report from Eurocontrol -- Europe's top civil aviation safety authority -- published February 2014 which forecasted that Turkey and Russia would receive a third of all new aircraft deliveries in Europe for the next two years.
The report also said that Turkey will see the fastest growth rates over the next seven years with a 6.9 percent on average annual growth rate and the highest number of extra flights per day, with 1,800 additional flights per day expected by 2020, making it the biggest contributor to aviation growth in Europe.Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2014, 09:17