New European aerospace engines and parts address environmental concerns
Worldwide airborne travel, measured by the total number of kilometres travelled by paying passengers, grew 7.4 per cent last year. That was well above the past decade’s average annual growth of 5.5 per cent, according to Iata, the global industry trade body. Data from Iata also show more than 3.5bn passenger journeys were flown in 2015. The number is expected to exceed 7bn in 20 years.