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Airline With The Largest Fleet Size?  
User currently offlineGlasgow From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

Does anyone know who currently operates the largest fleet?

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

American does.

filler.

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User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6843 times:

Yep, AA by about 300 a/c.


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User currently offlineGlasgow From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6835 times:

By 300! I had no idea!

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6831 times:

American, by far.
77 737-800
124 757-200
22 767-200
58 767-300
45 777-200
362 MD-80
34 Airbus A300
Not all of these aircraft are in service.
These are just what on the fleet roster.
Per the annual stockholder report. Regards.



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

Just got an old book from 2002 and I added all the aircraft up and got 493! Mind you this was when the 60+ 727s were around.

User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

Airfleets says it has 601 a/c in service. I thought they had around 700 myself, so its probably not the biggest by 300 a/c, but possibly by 200?

Any airline who can contend for being 2nd in the list would probably only meet around 250-300 a/c.

BA have 234 not including franchises (e.g. CitiExpress, GeeBee Bmed, Comair. These would bring their total to over 300.)
AF have exactly 250
LH have 249.
So you see its pretty much around the 250 mark for other major carriers



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 6):
Any airline who can contend for being 2nd in the list would probably only meet around 250-300 a/c.

WN- (around)400



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5397 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6653 times:

Yeah, WN is around 425 and actually has the most daily flights of any airline (if you don't include regionals with mainline).


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User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6643 times:

Oh yeah, I forget WN, sorry!


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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

Didn't UA used to be 2nd? According to Airfleets United have 413 in active service.

User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 8):
Yeah, WN is around 425

WN has at least 439 aircraft according to the last post I saw mention it by OPNLguy (on 2005-09-11 16:28:27) and more 700's on the way still.



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 11):
and more 700's on the way still.

ehehehe, first time I read it i tought, what more 700 aicrafts to come?!

ehehe...ok ok.....B 737-700´s



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12894 posts, RR: 100
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6279 times:
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Not to nitpick, but as AE is owned by AA, shouldn't their fleet be added in? Or are we talking mainline only?

And its no doubt AA... viva EL Maddog!

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User currently offlineUAcosCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 10):
Didn't UA used to be 2nd? According to Airfleets United have 413 in active service.

UAL use to have close to 600

With the departure of DC-10's,727, and repoed airplanes we are close to 425 I believe.


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2577 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6250 times:
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In 1989-1990 Aeroflot was by far the biggest in the world. Not anymore of course but here's a rough estimate.
650 Tu-134
750 Tu-154
400 Il-76
150 Il-62
80 Il-86
500 An-12
at least 1000 An-24/26
800 Yak-40?
100 Yak-42

plus various helicopters such as Mi-8/17, Mi-26, Ka-26, and airplanes like the An-2, An-28, An-30, possibly some Il-18 and An-8. All adds up to at least 6-7000 planes although with the An-2s it's probably closer to at least 10,000. Of course it was the only airline in the Soviet Union. I'd be interested to know how many planes all the major airlines in the US have all together.


User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6229 times:

How many planes does fedex have??don't they have loads of cessnas and stuff?!?!seems to take up loads of pages in my airlines 2005 book!

ari


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6710 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

As of June 30, Delta had 519 mainline aircraft, excluding the parked/subleased MD-11's. The Delta-owned Delta Connection carriers (Comair & ASA, which was recently sold to SkyWest) had over 300 aircraft combined.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 13):

Not to nitpick, but as AE is owned by AA, shouldn't their fleet be added in?

Not to nitpick a bit more, especially with someone as bright as you (name fits if you think about it saber Big grin), but MQ is owned by AMR Corp. which is also AA's parent. It is on a different certificate and has different labor contracts.

Also, according to AA, they have 710 active aircraft including 337 MD80s!! MQ has 286 total aircraft



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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
American, by far.
77 737-800
124 757-200
22 767-200
58 767-300
45 777-200
362 MD-80
34 Airbus A300

So, as I see, it might not be in AA's plans to replace those MD-80s in a short period? I think they should start thinking about that, perhaps ordering more 738s. Also the A300s should be replaced, I flew one yesterday from MIA to CCS and, for the fifth time in my life, the flight was 1 hour delayed, this occasion due to hydraulic problems. For these, I don't have any airplanes in mind... Probably the 787???

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User currently offlinePHXinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 19):
Also the A300s should be replaced, I flew one yesterday from MIA to CCS and, for the fifth time in my life, the flight was 1 hour delayed, this occasion due to hydraulic problems.

I agree, their A300s are awful.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 19):
Also the A300s should be replaced, I flew one yesterday from MIA to CCS and, for the fifth time in my life, the flight was 1 hour delayed, this occasion due to hydraulic problems. For these, I don't have any airplanes in mind... Probably the 787???

I think the 787 might be a bit of a waste. It has range way beyond what AA needs to replace its A300 routes. What is the longest AA A300 route? im guessing JFK-somewhere in the caribbean maybe SDQ? so tahts what 5 hours max? you dont need a 787 for that. Possibly replace the A300s with more 767s and put 787s where the 767s used to be?

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 21):
I think the 787 might be a bit of a waste. It has range way beyond what AA needs to replace its A300 routes. What is the longest AA A300 route? im guessing JFK-somewhere in the caribbean maybe SDQ? so tahts what 5 hours max? you dont need a 787 for that. Possibly replace the A300s with more 767s and put 787s where the 767s used to be?

How do you figure? The 787-3 is a drop-in replacement for the A300 and 767-200s, and the 787-8 is a drop-in replacement for the 767-200ERs and 767-300s.



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

You have forget FedEx Express!!!

Fleet (in service):

46 A300
56 A310
23 ATR42
4 ATR72
108 B727
??? C208
79 DC-10/MD-10
?? F27
45 MD-11


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 19):
Also the A300s should be replaced, I flew one yesterday from MIA to CCS and, for the fifth time in my life, the flight was 1 hour delayed, this occasion due to hydraulic problems. For these, I don't have any airplanes in mind... Probably the 787???

The A300s are cash cows for AA. They are perfectly suited for the high-density Latin American markets that AA dominates. They are especially profitable due to their high cargo capacity.

Sure, they'll be replaced sometime, but they are generally reliable. As long as AA is making money on them, they'll keep them.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
25 Commavia : But they are operational pieces of cr*p, which is why AA will no doubt replace them with 787s as soon as it is economically feasible. The only reason
26 ZSOFN : Eh?
27 Olympus69 : Your confusion is caused by your not quite perfect sentence structure. the correct English reads - "what, 700 more aircraft to come?"
28 Commavia : Just what I said -- the A300s are a maintenance and scheduling nightmare, as they are always breaking down or going inop for maintenance. On any give
29 Gigneil : I don't understand why AA has such poor luck with their AB6 fleet whilst FedEx and Lufthansa employees refer to theirs as the most reliable plane in t
30 N1120A : The 783 has basically identical range to the A300 with more cargo capacity
31 FlagshipAZ : To 797 in reply 19... Yes, American does have another 47 738s on order, and we'll start to see them beginning in 2010. The oldest MD-80 in the fleet,
32 Glasgow : Airline with the smallest fleet! Or the most profitable airline?
33 Ikramerica : This is my big argument for B to offer the 737/752 replacement sooner rather than later. AA won't replace old MD80s with older tech/heavier 738s fore
34 N1120A : Older tech? The 737NGs are in most ways the most advanced technology aircraft in their class. Yes, I understand what you are saying as compares to th
35 Spike : Moave airlines has the most planes by far. Soon to increase the fleet too.
36 Tockeyhockey : i remember when i used to get drunk on maddog 80/80 when i was a kid. that stuff is awesome!
37 Lazyshaun : If we include franchises, then BA will also be in the running: Comair(Africa): 15 737s GeeBee: 11 A320s 4 A321s Bmed:4 A320s 3 A321s Citiexpress ?? th
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