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Good Source For Airline Fleet Information?  
User currently offlineSankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

What do you guys consider to be the most reliable / up-to-date source for airline fleet information? I have been looking at four sources:

1. Airline web sites (usually out of date info)
2. Wikipedia
3. Airfleets
4. Planespotters

Wiki, Airfleets, and Planespotters all seem to have good detailed info, but... they do not always agree with each other!

If you had to go with one, which one would you go with? Or is there some other source that may be more reliable than all of these?

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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2900 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

The online registration records from the governing authority is also a good place, a little hard to find/navigate, but governments typically need to have accurate records as they are constantly looking to make sure the airlines have their records accurate.


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User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

I find Airfleets to be as up-to-date as any such site can be expected to be, and reliable - by the time I see something 'new', get back home and switch the computer on, I can usually find it there. Keep in mind the fact that this data is very volatile, and it takes a group of dedicated enthusiasts to maintain any such database - I know from my own experience this is a very time-consuming task, so you're only likely to find reliable data on a website set up and run specifically for that purpose. I don't know about Planespotters, but I certainly wouldn't bother with the others.

Riv'



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6082 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

For US based fleets at least Wiki tends to be very up to date, at least among the legacies.


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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1427 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3509 times:



Quoting Sankaps (Thread starter):
2. Wikipedia

Especially at the small airlines this source is most of the time pure crap (very outdated).



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12783 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
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JP Airline Fleets is probably the best "offline" source. The printed version is the size of a telephone directory. The biggest drawback is it's only published once per year.


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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1638 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Anyone have any feedback about ATDB.aero as an online source?

http://www.aerotransport.org/

It's subsciption, but has limited free searches.


Like Scbriml I can recommend JP Airlines fleets, though it is quite pricey so I get it every 3-4 years.

I get Airlines from the The Aviation Hobby Shop every year though.

The 2009 edition has either just been published or is due very soon.



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

www.jethros.eu
Very updated and comprehensive listings of all Irish & UK airline fleets.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6902 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3416 times:



Quoting Sankaps (Thread starter):
1. Airline web sites (usually out of date info)
2. Wikipedia
3. Airfleets
4. Planespotters

Those aren't reliable and lack certain details.

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 6):
Anyone have any feedback about ATDB.aero as an online source?

http://www.aerotransport.org/

It's subsciption, but has limited free searches.

ATDB is the most reliable and most up-to-to-date database available on the Internet. I'd recommend the "User" or "Extended" subscription.


PH



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User currently offlinePSPfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
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I often use www.airlinerlist.com

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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

If you need anything for Delta...

www.widgetheads.net  Wink


User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
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I agree that ATDB is the best and worth the yearly fee....

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1609 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

www.airfleets.net
gives airlines fleet list and also gives production lists for the most poular aircraft types.


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

The ATDB is second to none, and continues to evolve.

Best regards,

ZXV



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

www.ch-aviation.ch -->Fleet Lists

Fleetlists with:

Airbus: A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A350, A380
ATR: ATR42, ATR72
Antonov: An-124, An-148, An-225
AVIC I: ARJ21
Boeing: B367, B707, B717, B720, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777, B787
Bombardier: CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000, DHC-6, DHC-7, DHC-8
British Aerospace: ARJ, ATP, BAe146, J41
Dornier: Do328, Do728
Douglas (Mc Donnell Douglas): DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80, MD-90
Embraer: E135, E140, E145, E170, E175, E190, E195
Fokker: F28, F50, F60, F70, F100
Ilyushin: Il62, Il86, Il96
Lockheed: L1011
Saab: SF340, S2000
Sukhoi: SSJ
Tupolev: Tu-154, Tu-204, Tu-334
Xian: MA-60


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