3000 freighters will be needed by 2037
The new 20- Year Freighter Forecast predicts that the jet freighter fleet will grow through 2037 from 1700 to about 2,800 units, and the turboprop/RJ freighter fleet – from 250 to 500 units. The forecast was released by the Cargo Facts Consulting, an aviation consulting firm specializing in the freighter aircraft, air freight and express businesses. In 2017, global air freight demand registered nearly double-digit growth. It is the primary factor impacting growth in demand for freighter aircraft.