Some days ago i posted a question on the number of airplanes in the world (below). The letter was read 54 times, but I got only one (1) answer (below). Is this a sign of the answer being correct or a sign of the question being to difficult???/jan
The question: As a fullfledged aviation amateur I would like to know if there are any intelligent estimates of the numer of commercial airliners (airplanes), cargo and passenger, actually in work. Maybe there are estimates of other groups of aircraft too???
The answr: I think there are about 18,400 planes out there. I looked in an airliner census done by Flight International and added up all the numbers of each type of plane. I didn't include Russian Built jets, but there are about 2000 of those. Hope this helps.