The number of aircraft in the skies will more than double by 2037, according to the latest Global Market Forecast by Airbus.
The Toulouse-based plane maker says half the present 21,450 aircraft flying will still be aloft in 20 years. With 37,390 new planes predicted to take off, the world’s total will increase by 123 per cent to 47,990.
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I think they are downplaying the environmental impact of this growth. And with the number of drones set to explode over the next 20 years, we can expect the number of collisions to increase, too.
In a related matter, the FAA has decided NOT to regulate seat size or legroom on passenger aircraft:
So unless you are one of the rich, your flights on all these aircraft are likely to be very uncomfortable.
Count me out. I cannot afford air travel anyway.