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The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:08 am

I believe there are still more Boeings than Airbuses flying in the sky right?

How many Boeings and Airbuses are there on earth?
 
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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:19 pm

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):

I believe there are still more Boeings than Airbuses flying in the sky right?

Way more. Airbus has delivered 6926 total aircraft. Boeing has delivered 17323. Put another way, Boeing has delivered more 737's than Airbus has delivered aircraft.

Obviously a far larger proportion of Boeing aircraft have since retired/scrapped but Boeing had such a headstart that they're still way out front in operational aircraft.

Using the airfleets.net data, Boeing (7x7) has 9280 operating aircraft vs. Airbus's 6319.

If you lump the Douglas/MD models into Boeing (legitimate if you're talking about customer support) Boeing rises to 10359 operating aircraft.

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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:28 pm

Thanks for these facts. These numbers will even out in the long run, A vs B market share is close to 50/50. Both manufacturers delivers approx 500 planes/year.

Interesting to add is that airbus will soon (within a month or so) deliver aircraft no 7000.
 
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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:34 pm

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 1):
Boeing has delivered more 737's than Airbus has delivered aircraft.

Wow that is pretty impressive.

I always would have thought Airbus would have had alot more than nearly 7000 aircraft delivered. Oh well I wonder what the Boeing vs. Airbus total of number of aircraft will be in 20-30 years time...
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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:43 pm

How is the breakdown in widebody only? Flying at this moment?
 
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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:49 pm

But A is playing catch-up indeed.
Also, where I reside; I know many old Boeings feeling quite sorry for themselves: B727 comes to mind. A lot of them.
Whether they are still officially in service remains a question!

Obviously there are Airbus-es fading away in places as well, but as per Tdscanuck's numbers; there has been a big Boeing-boom; making the average Airbus newer.

Will be interesting to see how these numbers look 20 years from now.

Also amazing to see that on certain airports Boeing seems to "rule" (Tocumen comes to mind--> 737 paradise) while other airports seem Airbus-minded. (Lima for instance).
So all in all, a good question United Airline.

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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:23 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 3):
I always would have thought Airbus would have had alot more than nearly 7000 aircraft delivered.

It's important to remember that, although Airbus has been around for decades, they didn't really emerge as a major competitor in terms of production rate until the 90's. The initial production rates of the A300 and A320 were relatively low for a long time. Boeing has been running relatively high total production rate since the 60's.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 3):
Oh well I wonder what the Boeing vs. Airbus total of number of aircraft will be in 20-30 years time...

It should end up about even between them by then. The Chinese/Canadians/Brazilians will still be taking a chunk out of the market but A & B should be at rough parity in production through the next generation based on their current capacity and announced plans.

Quoting kl911 (Reply 4):
How is the breakdown in widebody only? Flying at this moment?

If you just do widebodies, it's 1213 Airbus, 2658 Boeing, 352 Douglas-heritage (operating).

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 5):
Also, where I reside; I know many old Boeings feeling quite sorry for themselves: B727 comes to mind. A lot of them.
Whether they are still officially in service remains a question!

I intentionally didn't include 707 & 727 in the Boeing count because the number operating is so low (and airfleets.net doesn't maintain a production summary on them anymore).

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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:46 pm

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 6):
If you just do widebodies, it's 1213 Airbus, 2658 Boeing, 352 Douglas-heritage (operating

According to Airbus spreedsheet from october 2011 there are 586 A300/A310 in operation, 1176 A330/A340 and 60 A380. That sums up to a total of 1822 Airbus widebodies in operation.
 
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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Quoting Extra300 (Reply 7):
According to Airbus spreedsheet from october 2011 there are 586 A300/A310 in operation, 1176 A330/A340 and 60 A380. That sums up to a total of 1822 Airbus widebodies in operation.

Thanks for catching that, I forget the A300/310 in the Airbus widebody total. However, there's a wide split between Airbus's sheet and Airfleets.net's data...airfleets.net only has 440 total A300/A310 active. Airbus (like Boeing, I think) probably counts everything not scrapped as "operational".

With the airfleets.net data, including A300/310, there are 1653 active Airbus widebodies.

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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:40 am

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 6):
I intentionally didn't include 707 & 727 in the Boeing count because the number operating is so low (and airfleets.net doesn't maintain a production summary on them anymore).

I hadn´t realized that! Makes sense……..

Recently I have seen a big "clean out" of 737-200´s from Aerogal. No idea where they went to, I think there are a few stored here and there in the country………but I wonder if the majority found a new home or headed towards a desert somewhere instead.

Interesting statistics!!


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RE: The Number Of Boeings VS The Number Of Airbuses

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:50 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 3):
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 1):
Boeing has delivered more 737's than Airbus has delivered aircraft.

Wow that is pretty impressive.

Airbus didn't exist until 3 years after the first 737 was delivered, and the 737 had been in production for almost 7 years when the first Airbus aircraft went into service in May 1974.