Eurocontrol Aviation Outlook 2050
This EUROCONTROL Aviation Outlook looks out to 2050, much further than previous forecasts and in line with aviation”s objective of achieving next zero CO2 emissions by that date.
It takes into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and, even after aviation has recovered to pre-pandamic levels, it expects growth to be slower than previously forecasted. The impacts of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine on aviation have not been specifically included in this report. However, even if geopolitical tensions look set to remain, it is more on a medium-term horizon than on a long-term one.
The most-likely scenario shows 16 mission flights in 2050. Other possible scenarios (resulting in 19.6 million flights and 13.2 flights by 2050) are also discussed.