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Biggest (by Aircraft) Airline.  
User currently offlineGnieob797 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12658 times:

Just wondering. I noticed American Airlines seems to have the largest fleet of aircraft ( about 600). It seems the next is Fed Ex(about 500). United is close. What other airlines are in this mix? Just a wonder. The amount of bucks in these fleets.

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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12644 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...est_airlines#By_Fleet_Size_in_2006

Topping the list
American
Fed Ex
Air France-KLM
Southwest
United

and on and on.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12555 times:

Keep in mind that web site is by no means accurite or fact based. It is only an open board where anyone can say what ever they want... Southwest's own web site show only 468 planes in service..... not 477

[Edited 2006-11-12 03:35:24]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12541 times:

Ya, but it is a convenient web site to cite and was first in a Google search. Hey, Google spat it out so it must be right...right?  Wink

Anyway, now according to http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-largest-airlines

it runs...
American
Fed Ex
UPS
Delta
United


So I guess we can agree AA is #1 with Fed Ex #2 and United #5. Third and 4th place are up for grabs.
Funny how something so simple can be so hard to be consistent about on different web sites.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12525 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 3):
Anyway, now according to

That's Pax Carried... he's talking fleet size....



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12507 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
That's Pax Carried... he's talking fleet size....

FedEx and UPS carry passengers?  Wink

No, further down the list it shows By Fleet Size, 2006.


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12497 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
That's Pax Carried...

No, that second list I posted is also fleet size. I doubt Fed Ex and UPS would be in the top 5 of pax carried airlines. Unless packing people into containers for long hauls is the future of air travel.

"For your safety" mandated by the TSA "all pax will now be containerized for air travel."
Thankyou for your compliance.

lol.


User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 12407 times:

So which airline is the biggest in Europe and Middle East respectively?

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12323 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Keep in mind that web site is by no means accurite or fact based. It is only an open board where anyone can say what ever they want... Southwest's own web site show only 468 planes in service..... not 477

Take a hike. I hate it when bozos say that. Many Wikipedia articles use reputable sources and list references, so to make such a blanket statement shows a lack of perspective.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12259 times:

yet mos of their destinations are served by eagle!! go figue!


Hussel, Hussel, Husel, Grind, Grind, Grind
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12224 times:

Quoting Gnieob797 (Thread starter):
Just wondering. I noticed American Airlines seems to have the largest fleet of aircraft ( about 600).

And half of those are MD-80s. This is why I think the Mad Dogs will be around for awhile, maybe another decade.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12193 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
And half of those are MD-80s



they only use them from hub to hubs routes too.



Hussel, Hussel, Husel, Grind, Grind, Grind
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12130 times:

Quoting Khobar (Reply 5):
FedEx and UPS carry passengers?

Yea. It's cheaper to mail myself on UPS out of GSO to whereever I have to go than it is to buy a ticket.  Wink


User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 752 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12090 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
they only use them from hub to hubs routes too.

They don't use them "JUST" for hub to hub routes...



Northwest Airlines. Now you're flying smart! (RIP 1926-2009)
User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12058 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 12):
Yea. It's cheaper to mail myself on UPS out of GSO to whereever I have to go than it is to buy a ticket.

haha got that right. $1500 to get out of PVD.



Hussel, Hussel, Husel, Grind, Grind, Grind
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12033 times:

One thing. Are you taking into account the feeder airlines most US carriers use as well.

How about just mainline aircraft


User currently offlineAaden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12027 times:

I thought it was
AA
UA
NW
DL
CO


User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11924 times:

During the Soviet era Aeroflot may have been the largest as (I think) every soviet aircraft was registered under the name. How big are they today?

User currently offlineFlyboy2001 From Canada, joined May 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11915 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
"For your safety" mandated by the TSA "all pax will now be containerized for air travel."
Thankyou for your compliance.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



And you... Revolution, or just resistance?
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11729 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 8):
Take a hike. I hate it when bozos say that

You need to chill. Right now I can get on that site and alter any or all that information. It is not controlled, it is not secure. Wikipedia is only an open bulletin board where anyone with a computer can place information that they deam to be true and factual. It is not checked...... it is not edited.

[Edited 2006-11-12 13:19:38]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11676 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 19):
You need to chill. Right now I can get on that site and alter any or all that information. It is not controlled, it is not secure. Wikipedia is only an open bulletin board where anyone with a computer can place information that they deam to be true and factual. It is not checked...... it is not edited.

But 99 times out of 100, it is extremely accurate, and informative.

Sure anybody can alter the information, but who is going to be sad enough to go onto all of these pages and write crap? The fact that anybody can edit it, just means that it is more up to date than a standard encyclopedia.


User currently offline777KLM From China, joined Apr 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 10377 times:

Quoting DavidT (Reply 17):
During the Soviet era Aeroflot may have been the largest as (I think) every soviet aircraft was registered under the name. How big are they today?

According to the Aeroflot website the airline has a fleet of 79 aircraft. (Excluding Aeroflot-Don/Aeroflot-Nord)



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User currently offline747727 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 10192 times:

Fedex Fleet from there web site is

Total Aircraft: 643 worldwide

31 MD11s (30 on order)
36 A300
44 A310
73 McDonnell Douglas DC 10-10s (9 on order)
22 McDonnell Douglas DC 10-30s
152 Boeing 727s
261 Cessna 308s
32 Fokker F-27s
11 Shorts SD3-60
0 Ayers LM 200 (75 on order)

Interesting cessna 308's is the aeroplane they have most of followed by the great old 727's.


American Airlines fleet from there web site

American Airlines
Boeing 777 45
Airbus 300-605R
Boeing 767-323ER
Boeing 767-223ER
Boeing 757-223
Boeing 737-800
MD -80 310

Total 683


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9650 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Keep in mind that web site is by no means accurite or fact based

Not true at all. They list references and where they get it information.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 8):
. Many Wikipedia articles use reputable sources and list references, so to make such a blanket statement shows a lack of perspective

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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 19):
It is not controlled

Not true, there is a system where it weeds out non-factual information.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 19):
Wikipedia is only an open bulletin board where anyone with a computer can place information

This is very true, heck I even do it sometimes, but in order for something posted to Wikipedia to stay on there, it must be varified as true. That site is very usefull when doing light research when you just need to find a quick fact.

Wikipedia has its' down falls, as do all sites, but it is very factual.



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9217 times:

Quoting 747727 (Reply 22):
261 Cessna 308s

I have never heard of the Cessna 308... I think that is supposed to be the Cessna 208 opperated by the feeder lines for FX.

Kris



Proud to be an A&P!!!
25 Galapagapop : How about a seperate list of airline (stand alone all inhouse operated) and another with feeders included (AA should stay on top still AE has over 275
26 Jorge1812 : You can't speak about "on order" for a DC-10....can't you? Georg
27 OV735 : All civilian aircraft (and some military) were indeed in Aeroflot colours. I did a rough calculation a while ago. Can't find the calculation right aw
28 ChiGB1973 : You get your own private sky box. M
29 Threepoint : The same type of people - there are thousands - who are sad enough to write computer viruses, worms, trojans, etc. Which works well most of the time,
30 71Zulu : Think I remember reading that OPLNguy says he keeps the WN Wikipedia page updated, and if that is the case I would bet it is 100% accurate with regar
31 FlyDeltaJets87 : And door-to-door service. Beat that legacy carriers! Um, I know ATL, DAY, CLT, DEN, COS, SLC, TPA, JAX, SAT, BNA, MCO and scores of other cities that
32 Yellowstone : I didn't realize Fedex still had those Ayres Loadmasters on order. I was under the impression that Ayres had gone out of business.
33 Gnieob797 : Hi folks. I am just counting the main carrier, not feeders. I get most of my data from a site call 'CH-Aviation'. They have fleet and type lists. Not
34 Post contains images PPVRA : Is this really it? Ewww. . . where are they from?
35 DfwRevolution : The Southwest website is often out-of-date by several months. 477 is the proper fleet size, last I checked.
36 AlexPorter : FX can order used DC-10s, which is the case here.
37 SkyvanMan : I too was under the impression Ayres went out business. I htink they may be including it just becuase they still have the deposit down or somethign bu
38 Gigneil : What? That is ABSOLUTELY wrong. It is both checked and edited and there is a very, very good system in place for the catching and deletion of incorre
39 HiJazzey : I think a better way to measure is by number of seats. That would give a better guide.
40 Aviateur : It's a bit disingenuous for the rankings to include FedEx and UPS, as it counts their commuter affiliate fleets (Cessna Caravans and such) as part of
41 N328KF : Why? If Delta owns Comair and more specifically its fleet, why shouldn't it count? Look at AMR/American Eagle.
42 Lazyshaun : Surely AF/KLM for Europe, Saudi bigger than Emirates? Definately the biggest two in the Middle East, in number of aircraft. EDIT: Yes 106 aircraft, a
43 Post contains links ChiGB1973 : The latest photo on here is from September. Their web site still shows them active. http://www.skycargo.com/aboutus/ourf...eet/fleetinfo/fleet.asp?ln
44 TrijetsRMissed : "Only"???? Not exactly... I'm flying to Tucson in Dec on an MD-80, which is certainly not an AA hub.
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