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The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:15 am

I was just pondering what is the most used commercial aircraft in the US or World for that matter. I mean the most specific common type. I.E.- B752, B190, SF3A...what is the most common that can be seen at nearly every airport...which also brings to mind- what is the type that has been produced the most? I know 737's are there, but which series? Please, no smart comments, I tried to make this as specific as I could. Thanks!!!
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:24 am

I don't know, but if I had to guess.. it would be Boeing 737 Family or Airbus 320 Family.. Probably the 737-200 and 320
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:50 am

Okay, two different questions, right? Which airliner was built in greatest numbers, and which airliner is currently in use in greatest numbers. The various 737 models have to count separately, so maybe the A320 is it for both questions. (Assuming C-47s don't count as DC-3s.)
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:53 am

the 737 and the A320 families would have to both be way up there.

Even though many aren left, the Dc-3 still owns the title as the most popular airliner of all time. Because as you know, you can only replace a Dc-3 with another Dc-3.

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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:08 am

At MCO we see the 756 series a lot as well as the A320. Good question though.

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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:23 am

here at DFW, its the MD80... they are everywhere, and not just from AA. Most major american airlines have a DC9 series of some sort.
A318/19/20/21, A300, A332/3, A343/6, A388, L1011, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80, B722, B732/3/4/5/7/8/9, B743/4/4M, B752/3, B762/3/4, B772/E/W, B788/9, F-100, CRJ-200/700/900, ERJ-135/145/175/190, DH-8, ATR-72, DO-328, BAE-146
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
756

theres a 757-600 now?  Wink
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:05 pm

Id say 737s, 767s and 757s. Every major carrier in the US flies 757s, and everyone except NW flies 737s and 767s.
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:17 pm

If I think about NGO or NRT...

NGO is 737s (JL, NH, Asiana, KE, CI, and some others)
NRT is anything larger than a 737. 744s are in great abundance followed by 777s.
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:19 pm

I would say the 733 or the 734 is the answer to your question....
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:30 pm

If you are talking about the most 'common' in terms of how many flights and how many airports .... for US, it's the 737 family by a long way, followed by CRJs and ERJs. Remember I'm talking most common in the USA, in terms of flights.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
At MCO we see the 756 series a lot as well as the A320. Good question though.

The B737 is still more common at MCO, if you include all series, but you are perhaps correct (if you meant the 757-200), coz the 752 has most flights at MCO.


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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:34 pm

Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
756

theres a 757-600 now?

737-700, 737-500, 737-600 I'd assume is what was meant!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:05 pm

According to AvSoft, as quoted in Flight International last September, 2005, the model rankings in the worldwide fleet were as follows:

    Airbus A320 Family--------------2420
    Boeing 737-300/400/500--------1882
    Boeing 737-600/700/800/900----1643
    Boeing MD-80---------------------1058
    Boeing 757------------------------1009
    Boeing 747------------------------1005
    Boeing 767------------------------856
    Boeing 727------------------------685
    Boeing 737-100/200------------675
    Boeing 777------------------------518

The above has changed somewhat, but not a great deal in the past 9 months, and will no doubt be updated soon by FI.

In terms of manufacturers installed base, the rankings in the same issue quoted above were as follows (Mainline jet fleet only):

    Boeing 10,628
    Airbus 3,672
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:57 pm

Quoting Dhefty (Reply 12):
Airbus A320 Family--------------2420

According to www.airbus.com

As of May 2006:

A 320 family:

Total order: 4349

Total Deliveries: 2771

In operation: 2751

I wonder what the numbers would look like if you split them between the types...
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:52 am

Here in Brazil in can see Varig and Gol´s 737 (-300, -400, -700 and -800) in every airport together with TAM´s 319 and 320. It´s so boring. Nothing different than that.

At GRU and GIG you can see some different birds like 747 (JAL, BA and LH), 767 (LAN, AA, DL, CO, UA, MX), 777 (Alitalia, KLM, AA, AF, BA, , MD-11 and A330 (TAM and AF) and A340 (TAP, Swiss, LH, AC, IB, SAA). But nothing compared to the diversity that you can see at LHR, LAX or JFK.

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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:05 am

I´d say; US - 737s / EU/Canada/Russia/India/Middle East - A32X

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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:07 am

Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
theres a 757-600 now?

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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:26 am

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RENTON, Wash., Feb. 13, 2006 -- Boeing and Southwest Airlines today celebrated the 5,000th 737 to come off the production line as thousands of Boeing employees and special guests attended an historic delivery ceremony at the company's Renton, Wash., manufacturing facility. The 5,000th 737, a 737-700 painted in Southwest Airlines colors, was the centerpiece of the celebration. With more than 4,100 airplanes in service, the 737 represents more than a quarter of the total worldwide fleet of large commercial jets flying today. More than 541 operators fly 737s into more than 1,200 cities in 190 countries.

I believe the 737 series 200-900 is the all -time leader in total numbers. If you go by type (200,700, etc.) then you would have to break down the A320 also I would think into the 319, 318, etc.?

According to the above statement there are over 4,100 737's in service. If so, I would think that exceeds the 2700+ of 320's, correct?
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 17):
If you go by type (200,700, etc.) then you would have to break down the A320 also I would think into the 319, 318, etc.?

Yup, you sure would, and it sounds like that's what the questioner wants.

And none of the 737 models outnumber the A320-- right?
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:16 am

Quoting Timz (Reply 18):
And none of the 737 models outnumber the A320-- right?

Ranked by deliveries:

    1. A320 - 1535
    2. 737-300 - 1113
    3. 737-200 - 1095
    4. 737-800 - 1006
    5. A319 - 854
    6. 737-700 - 829
    7. 737-400 - 486
    8. 737-500 - 389
    9. A321 - 352
    10. 737-600 - 63
    11. 737-900 - 52
    12. A318 - 30


[Edited 2006-06-19 22:20:35]
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 15):
I´d say; US - 737s / EU/Canada/Russia/India/Middle East - A32X

You're right about the US, Canada & the EU. However:

In Russia, Boeing leads by 29 to 19.
In India, Boeing leads by 91 to 76.
In China, Boeing leads by 369 to 230.
In Africa, Boeing leads by 242 to 62.
In Australia/New Zealand, Boeing leads by 137 to 49.

Airbus still has a long way to go to match Boeing in the narrow-body market.
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:35 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 13):
According to www.airbus.com

As of May 2006:

A 320 family:

Total order: 4349

Well, in that case, the B-737 Family wins by several hundred nm. The B-737 Family has had over 6,000 airplane ordered. Which means the B-737 alone has outsold all airplanes sold by Airbus, combined.

Here at DFW, the MD-80 series is the most common aircraft, because of the AA MD-82/-83s and the DL MD-88/-90s. The B-737 series is a close second, with NGs and Classics flown by AA, DL, UA, US, TZ, CO, AeroMexico, AirTran, and others. Next is the B-757-200/-300 flown by AA, DL, and TZ. Next would be the A-320 series, which at DFW is mostly A-319s flown by US, UA, NW, Taca, and Sprite. But the E-170/-190 seems to becoming more common flown here by US, UA, AC, and DL.
 
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RE: The Most Common Aircraft...

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:03 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 21):
Here at DFW, the MD-80 series is the most common aircraft, because of the AA MD-82/-83s and the DL MD-88/-90s. The B-737 series is a close second, with NGs and Classics flown by AA, DL, UA, US, TZ, CO, AeroMexico, AirTran, and others. Next is the B-757-200/-300 flown by AA, DL, and TZ. Next would be the A-320 series, which at DFW is mostly A-319s flown by US, UA, NW, Taca, and Sprite. But the E-170/-190 seems to becoming more common flown here by US, UA, AC, and DL.

Not sure about the B737s being a 'close second' at DFW ... probably 3 times as many MD8x flights/day.

...also actually if you include regionals, the E135/145's have more DFW flights than the 737s.

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