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How Many Planes Are There In The World?  
User currently offlineHeliflyerPDC From Belgium, joined Sep 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 54036 times:

I was wondering, how many commercial jets (in airworthy condition) are the in the world?




grtz PDC


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User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 54003 times:

Thank you very much for your question. Sorry, I haven't a clue of the answer but I'm looking forward to read the replies. Interesting topic.

User currently offlineJD747 From Spain, joined Nov 2006, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 53991 times:

I don't know the answer either, but I will also ask how many of those planes could be flying at the same time ? I imagine that it can vary a lot, deppending on the date, hour, etc, but just to know an average number.

Regards



Juan D.
User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 53922 times:

About 15750, my best guess.
I Believe read it not too long ago in a mag.
It was one of the last issues from Air int. or flight int., they even had the break down list for all airlines, msn numbers, type, etc... ;



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 53635 times:

Quoting Arniepie (Reply 3):
About 15750, my best guess.

No there most be many more!

In our database we have a lot of aircrafts, some are W/O, scrapped or stored - but most aircrafts are in service*.

A300: 376
A310: 200
A318: 35
A319: 915
A320: 1589
A321: 366
A330: 440
A340: 329
A380: 5
ARJ: 117
ATP: 31
ATR42: 318
ATR72: 307
B.142: 142
B717: 149
B727: 491
B737: 4416
B747: 936
B757: 1009
B767: 852
B777: 596
CRJ: 1284
DC-9: 292
DC-10: 198
DHC-8: 689
Do328: 150
ERJ: 964
E170: 153
E190: 60
F28: 67
F50: 188
F60: 4
F70: 46
F100: 221
J-41: 53
L1011: 33
MD-11: 174
MD-80: 954
MD-90: 106
S2000: 57
Tu204: 28

Total: 19'340

but we have have not all aircrafts in our list.

There are many other planes arround like all Antonov's, B1900, B707, BAC 1-11, HS748, J-31, BN-2, all, Casa's, C208, DHC-6, DHC-7, Do228, DC-8, E110, E120, F227, F27, all Ilyushin's, all Yakolev's, all Let's, S340, all Short's, all Tupolev's (ex. Tu204), and more...

I think it would be arround 30'000 planes!

* = also testflights...

[Edited 2007-01-16 22:57:06]

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4902 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 53607 times:

Then there is the issue of planes cycling registration for all kinds of, usually illegal, purposes.

I had a screen saver which I downloaded from staralliance.com which simulated real-time aircraft movements across the star network. That alone looked like a xmas tree, I can't even begin to imagine what a mess the app would have been if it included all known flights.

YOWza



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User currently offlineADiZzy From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 53590 times:

I will but it as simply as possible:

Not enough!


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 53354 times:

Quoting ADiZzy (Reply 6):
Not enough!

Really???  Wink


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5178 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 53255 times:

According to the fleet database on my website (which is about a year out of date now  Sad ) there are:

Active Registrations - 38,571
Total Registrations - 144,607

That includes:
commercial aircraft,
business jets,
Military aircraft based on commercial aircraft

It does not include light aircraft, helicopters or military jets not derived from commercial aircraft.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13422 posts, RR: 100
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 53111 times:
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Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):
Active Registrations - 38,571
Total Registrations - 144,607

Thank you very much. That's very interesting.

Almost 40k + military.

Certainly room for a few thousand VLJ's.  duck 

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineHeliflyerPDC From Belgium, joined Sep 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 53007 times:

Thx for all your responses!!!

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):
It does not include light aircraft, helicopters or military jets not derived from commercial aircraft.

Can someone tell me the numbers for helicopters?
I don't think we'll ever know how many of those military aircraft are in active service  Wink

Quoting JD747 (Reply 2):
how many of those planes could be flying at the same time ?

Anyone?


grtz PDC



grtz PDC
User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 52890 times:

I'd be interested in seeing a total commercial jet fleet broken down by country if anyone has those figures - I know the US has the biggest fleet (something like 1/4 of the total), but I wonder which countries follow.

User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 52881 times:

Does the A380 count as 2?  duck 

And the An-225 as 3?

-Carl



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5178 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 52842 times:

The following is based on country of registration, and not operation. Accurate as of January 2006.

Country - Active (Total)
United States (N) - 17,798 (68,942)
Canada (C) - 1,677 (8,989)
China (B) - 1,307 (2,853)
Germany (D)- 1,036 (3,248)
Great Britain (G) - 1,017 (5,612)
Russia (RA) - 1,010 (3,362)
France (F) - 936 (3,971)
Iceland (TF) - 74 (549)
Russia (CCCP) - 4 (103)

Im not too sure about a few of those figures, particularly russia. Let me know what other countries you want to know the stats for.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineHeliflyerPDC From Belgium, joined Sep 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 52666 times:

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):
Certainly room for a few thousand VLJ's

Not only VLJ's also VLA's, Tilt-rotors, uav's, ....  Wink

grtz PDC



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