KUALA LUMPUR: Rapid digitisation and the trend towards regionalisation could drive aircraft demand differently in a post pandemic world, according to Brazil’s aerospace giant Embraer S.A.

Its president and chief executive officer (commercial aviation business unit) Arjan Meijer said airlines would be on the verge to satisfy the needs of their time-pressed customers, prioritising ease of access to a comprehensive network of frequent flights.

“We believe airlines will be looking at connecting secondary and tertiary airports to grow its connectivity. The sub-150 seat segment of aircraft will help airlines climb out of the crisis and go after-profit by right-sizing their aircraft for the market,” he told the New Straits Times in an interview recently.

Meijer said the move to green was gaining momentum and as the importance of sustainability was growing, making airlines to gravitate towards aircraft that consume less fuel and emit less emission.Read more