At the Eurasia Show 2020, the webinar titled “How Commercial Airplanes Improve Civil Aviation Economies,” Embraer's Commercial Aviation CEO said that the future of the industry is turning to smaller, longer range and less costly aircraft.
Civil aerospace, defense and brings together leading companies from each stage of Turkey's leading regional aviation aerospace exhibition Airshow 2020 joined the organization in Eurasia total of 343 domestic and foreign companies. On the last day of the fair, Arjan Meijer, CEO of Commercial Aviation of EMBRAER, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, attended the webinar titled “How Commercial Airplanes Improve Civil Aviation Economies”. The impact of the epidemic on the aviation industry was discussed from various angles, from how flight habits might change in the post-epidemic period to how to deal with this new situation.
Reminding that the passengers started to fly again in the summer, Meijer said that when the conditions such as the quarantine requirement are lifted, when the vaccine is released, the demand for flights will increase again and passenger confidence will return.
Meijer also emphasized that virtual meetings, which became widespread with the epidemic, could be a habit after the epidemic and could reduce business flights, and predicted that this result would increase the demand for the products of smaller aircraft manufacturers like them.
Stating that the period was very difficult for everyone in the industry, of course it had a huge impact on the short term for EMBRAER, but there was no cancellation in EMBRAER's product line, Meijer said, “We made an arrangement for some customers, it affected our delivery for this year and will affect delivery in the coming years. However, we are sure that we are looking forward too. We saw that the demand for our aircraft in our segment increased in the periods after major crises such as 2001 and 2008. He spoke in the form.
We have to restore trust
Covid19 epidemic that before lived boom in the industry, is basically very healthy, but everything that underlines forced to stand in a moment Meijer, "as the sector is to the global economy for Turkey the importance of tourism and business sector is too large. Therefore, the most important thing is to keep the industry's airlines flying together. There are countries that feel uncertain because of the differences in rules. It is really difficult in some parts of the world right now. We've seen many airlines and their suppliers find ways to suppress the storm. We have focused a lot on this: we have systems in airplanes to explain that it's safe to fly, and we have filters to clean the air. However, there are face masks for a safe environment, which is an extra barrier. We are doing a lot to build this trust and we are working on how to get out of this crisis. That's why I'm hopeful. "
"Virtual meeting can replace flight habits, supply chains may change"
Meijer stated that they saw that they would travel again when people had confidence after the first period in Europe, the USA and even in China. “IATA predicts the years 2024-2025 for the global recovery of aviation. This is an unprecedented long time. Regional and continental traffic will likely emerge faster. However, we believe the traffic flow will be affected. Also, people use these virtual meetings to replace some of their business travels. Probably people can commute in different ways, and supply chains may change due to the epidemic. "
Pointing out that many developments following the epidemic show that they will affect flight patterns in the world, Meijer said that they think the flight patterns will increase the local traffic by reducing the aircraft size and said: “We believe this will be an opportunity for the smaller aircraft segment. However, we are pretty sure that fear of flying public will disappear when the vaccine is released. We will see that flight patterns will change going forward. "
Affordable flights for economic recovery
Anticipating that flight networks will transform and planes used for short distances will be used for longer flights, Meijer said, “We see that regional flights can lead to economic recovery all over the world. Obviously, if airlines have flexibility, they will reorganize their networks and frequency to suit a lower demand. The rebuilding will highlight those with small aircraft. In the coming years, we will see more risk perspectives from airlines that need to rebuild their networks and see where the traffic flow is coming and going. ” he added.
Istanbul is one of the world's best located airports
that the East and emphasize the capacity of the aviation sector in Turkey define the West's intersection Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO Meijer, "Turkey is a very big market and Istanbul world AnlArIndAn airport best positioned, Turkey, when you look at the networks around, the route 40 percent is actually within range, which is pretty amazing. A large part of Asia, most of Europe, part of Africa within this range. As such, it's a logical place for smaller aircraft to offer connectivity and frequency. Istanbul and other Turkish airports should be included as crossing points that form an axis in the global market. But what we've seen in the last few years is that many airlines are in demand enough to fill larger aircraft. Therefore, Istanbul's forward-looking competitive advantage can bring great benefits to operators in terms of connectivity and elegance in the smaller surroundings of Istanbul, which is 5-6 hours of operation.