Airbus has joined experts and key decision makers in the aviation industry at the Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition taking place on September 12 and 13, 2022.
During the two-day summit Airbus will discuss a range of compelling regional and global challenges and solutions including: sustainability and its critical role in driving the future of aerospace as well as Africa’s growing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) segment.
Airbus forecasts that air traffic in Africa will achieve full recovery to 2019 levels between late 2023 and beginning 2025. Globally, cargo is already operating today at 9% above pre-crisis levels, and in Africa 23%, according to IATA, State of the region: Africa & Middle East report issued in May 2021.
To meet market demands, African airlines will require 1,100 new passenger and freight aircraft deliveries by 2040, according to the 2021 Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). This will bring the total fleet to 1,440 from a 2019 fleet baseline of 680 aircraft. During this period, the fleet in the region will transition to new generation types such as the A220, A320neo family, A330neo and A350 bringing significant efficiency improvement and a corresponding reduction in carbon emissions per passenger.