A country of large distances, with a population of some 600 million urban dwellers, a burgeoning middle class who want to travel and a relatively nascent aviation sector, it’s no wonder that India’s aviation sector will be one of the fastest growing anywhere in the world. Today, India’s fleet numbers some 300 aircraft, and in the next 20 years Airbus forecasts that there will be a need for more than 1,000 new passenger aircraft.
Air transport is sometimes the only practical solution for long distances between industrial and technological hubs. It is a driver for social and economic development and connects cities and regions to domestic and global markets places.
Cooperation between Airbus and India dates back over 30 years, and with around 75% market share, Airbus’ fuel-efficient aircraft product range is preferred by Indian carriers today. Every major Indian carrier operates Airbus aircraft and every member of the Family range has been ordered by Indian customers including the A380, our new A320neo and the A350 XWB.