As the CSeries deliveries grow and the E2 is about to make the first delivery, it is an opportunity to revisit the market for the sub-150 seat jets - AirInsight
The USA is a key market for 100-150 seat jets
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March 29, 2018
As the C Series deliveries grow and the E2 is about to make the first delivery, it is an opportunity to revisit the market for the sub-150 seat jets. The size of this market varies from about 4,000 to close to 6,000 over the next 20 years, depending on the source. In this market, the vast majority of aircraft come from Airbus (A319 mainly) and Boeing (737-700 mainly).
As of year-end 2017, there were 1.303 in-service A319s and 1,031 737-700s in service with airlines. Together this amounts to 2,334. In addition, there were 11 parked Boeings and 34 parked Airbus. This fleet is a long way off from 4,000. Adding the other models of this seat segment we get a total of 4,174 in-service. The other models extant include 717s, the remaining MD80s, smaller (and older) 737s and a bunch of Fokkers plus the E190/195s. So the market is already over 4,000. The A319 accounts for 31.1% and the 737-700 for 24.5%.
It appears that Airbus and Boeing have decided the future of the 100-150 seat market comes in the form of the CS and E2 respectively. So what do we know of these A319 and 737-700 fleets? First, the A319.