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Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?  
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

I was wondering about that.

I know that AA is the world's biggest airline, but do they also have the largest wide body fleet.
My guess is BA or AF would be the winner here!

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

I would say SQ, JL, CX, etc.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12598 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5714 times:

Well, with the exception of a few 737s, most of which have been transferred to a partner carrier, JALExpress, all of JAL's aircraft - from the 767-200s right up to the 744s - are widebodies. And there are quite a lot of them!

SIA would be well up there too, although many of its 744s are grounded, so I'm not sure that counts. SIA and EK (which also has a considerably widebody fleet) are in a class of airlines that ONLY operate widebodies. AI, a considerably smaller carrier, in the same class.


User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

Cathay Pacific is another airlines that does only operate widebody aircraft.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

Delta has alot of widebodies also.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5553 times:

Can anyone put a number on the quantity of widebodies these airlines have?
I was at LHR and it is really impressive when you see BA's fleet.
It's like there's a BA nest of 744's and 777's somewhere.
The only airline I know of is KL.
744:22
747-ERF: 2 (3 very soon)
777: 4 (more to come)
M-11: 10
763: 12.

Can anyone give me the same kind of info on other majors???


User currently offlineFrontiers4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

United has been selling a bunch, but they still got a ton.

-Frontiers4ever



Until you prove, your right, your wrong
User currently offlineDal777ams From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5461 times:

JL has the largest fleet of 747,s

User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

Here's some info from the Aviation Week & Space Technology Year-End Aerospace Soruce Book:

AF: 96
NH: 112
AA: 152
BA: 121
CO: 44
DL: 126
JL: 134
KE: 90
LH: 91
NW: 65
QF: 74
SQ: 98
UA: 138
VS: 31

That's a list of major airlines I looked up. I hope it helps  Smile

Chris



The opinions expressed here are mine and not necessarily those of Delta Air Lines.
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

BA has 57 747-400s, 21 767-300s and 43 777-200s - 121 widebodies in total, including the largest 747-400 fleet in the world.


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

Yeah - go the brits Big grin

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

AA, followed by UA, followed by JL.

N


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

What is BA going to do with their B767s, since they now won't be part of the tanker deal.

User currently offlineN685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

Reflect on these numbers, according to FAA's Air-Operator Certificate Information: (wide bodies only)
American Airlines
A300=34
B767=87
B777=45

United Airlines
B747=34
B767=55
B777=55

Delta Airlines
B767=123
B777=8
MD11=13

Yet again, all of you have neglected to mention cargo carriers. The question is, "Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?"

FEDEX
A300=44
A310=51
DC10=62
MD10=29
MD11=42

UPS
A300=32
B747=17
B767=32
MD11=9


Atlas/Polar
B747=50

These are active a/c and do not count ones sitting in storage waiting to go through freighter conversion.



psp. lead by example
User currently offlineNightFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

I think the current active fleet for FedEx is:

Airbus: 89
DC10: 41
MD10: 33
MD11: 42

Total: 205

I think FedEx has the largest fleet of each type of aircraft that it owns and that includes the 727 (123 aircraft).

NightFlyer


User currently offlineN685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Just a few more numbers.

British Airways
B747=56
B767=20
B777=43

Virgin Atlantic
A340=14
B747=12

Cathay Pacific
A340=15
B747=28

Societe Air France
A310=4
A330=5
A340=22
B747=41
B767=4
B777=25

Saudi Arabian Airlines
B747=15
B777=23
MD11=4




psp. lead by example
User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

I just checked out the latest numbers on AMR's corporate website, and checked out the fleet statistics, last updated January, 2004. As UniTED stated, AA has 152 widebodies: 45 772s, 34 A300s, 58 763s and 15 762s. They have the largest widebody (and total fleet) of any passenger airline.

Narrowbody A/C:
MD-80 = 335
738 = 77
752 = 140
F100 = 38

Total fleet size: 742 (including Eagle: 972)

I was curious to break it down by fleet type, and AA is currently the largest operator of the 752 and MD-80, and the second largest operator of the 738 and 772 (tied with BA). (All based on delivered aircraft, not total orders.) I was trying to determine where AA stood with the A300-600 but Airbus' statistics aren't as precise as Boeing's, only listing total ordered and delivered, not breaking it down by customer and sub-type like Boeing does.




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