Thanks again for all your comments!
A slight correction. I haven’t included PIA’s F-27 as I don’t get exact information on how many are still active. However, with all 11 F-27s, PIA average fleet age goes up to 22,2! The F-27’s average alone is 40,5!
PIA’s A300 and B747-200 keep the age up, too.
Servus to Schwäbisch Gmünd!
I didn’t include Etihad as they only operate six aircraft at the moment. All are used ones, so their average is 5,7. That will change soon with loads of new deliveries to come by next year.
About your other questions: I don’t know which is the oldest in my database. Probably a B707-100 from 1959 or early 60s. And there are several operators with 40+ year old B727-100 or DC-8.
The problem is I don’t include several types (below 12,7 tonnes) plus certain others (which data is extremely hard to find about).
The oldest pax aircraft on German register could be WDL’s BAe-146-100, D-AWDL. It’s a 1983 model. The oldest freighter could be WDL’s F-27F D-BAKD (1961 model), but I’m not sure if it’s still active.
No problem, here it is:
Unfortunately I cannot show figures from the last five years – the problem is I do not save old data but always only keep the latest figures. However, I can give you some interesting details about NWA.
Average age of every single type:
Airbus fleet total (A330, A32X): 5,9
Boeing fleet total (B747,B757): 10,9
MDD fleet total (DC-10, DC-9): 32,5
NWA has taken delivery of 40 new planes in the last 2 years, so one can imagine how much the old ones weigh in the fleet. If you add one more new plane, age goes down by only 0,04 to 17,83 from 17,87. Would you take out some 10 DC-9, age went down to about 17,45. Way to go for NWA!
When I started the whole database some seven years back, I had no idea which software to use. No (affordable) one was perfect for it. I chose MS
WORD and due to the huge amount of data I haven’t changed that since. It’s sometimes difficult to handle, but I’m fine with it. I find whatever I need to find.
Sources are various. certain fleet books (e.g. jp airline fleets plus various others), Internet sources, magazines. Monthly updates are mainly done with WAFN (World Airline Fleets News), plus others. I also remark individual aircraft names and special color schemes so I also often check the picture database.
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