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heliflyerPDC
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### How Many Planes Are There In The World?

I was wondering, how many commercial jets (in airworthy condition) are the in the world?

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

Thank you very much for your question. Sorry, I haven't a clue of the answer but I'm looking forward to read the replies. Interesting topic.

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

I don't know the answer either, but I will also ask how many of those planes could be flying at the same time ? I imagine that it can vary a lot, deppending on the date, hour, etc, but just to know an average number.

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

About 15750, my best guess.
I Believe read it not too long ago in a mag.
It was one of the last issues from Air int. or flight int., they even had the break down list for all airlines, msn numbers, type, etc... ;
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viasa
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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

 Quoting Arniepie (Reply 3): About 15750, my best guess.

No there most be many more!

In our database we have a lot of aircrafts, some are W/O, scrapped or stored - but most aircrafts are in service*.

A300: 376
A310: 200
A318: 35
A319: 915
A320: 1589
A321: 366
A330: 440
A340: 329
A380: 5
ARJ: 117
ATP: 31
ATR42: 318
ATR72: 307
B.142: 142
B717: 149
B727: 491
B737: 4416
B747: 936
B757: 1009
B767: 852
B777: 596
CRJ: 1284
DC-9: 292
DC-10: 198
DHC-8: 689
Do328: 150
ERJ: 964
E170: 153
E190: 60
F28: 67
F50: 188
F60: 4
F70: 46
F100: 221
J-41: 53
L1011: 33
MD-11: 174
MD-80: 954
MD-90: 106
S2000: 57
Tu204: 28

Total: 19'340

but we have have not all aircrafts in our list.

There are many other planes arround like all Antonov's, B1900, B707, BAC 1-11, HS748, J-31, BN-2, all, Casa's, C208, DHC-6, DHC-7, Do228, DC-8, E110, E120, F227, F27, all Ilyushin's, all Yakolev's, all Let's, S340, all Short's, all Tupolev's (ex. Tu204), and more...

I think it would be arround 30'000 planes!

* = also testflights...

[Edited 2007-01-16 22:57:06]

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

Then there is the issue of planes cycling registration for all kinds of, usually illegal, purposes.

I had a screen saver which I downloaded from staralliance.com which simulated real-time aircraft movements across the star network. That alone looked like a xmas tree, I can't even begin to imagine what a mess the app would have been if it included all known flights.

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

I will but it as simply as possible:

Not enough!

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

Really???

nighthawk
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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

According to the fleet database on my website (which is about a year out of date now   ) there are:

Active Registrations - 38,571
Total Registrations - 144,607

That includes:
commercial aircraft,
Military aircraft based on commercial aircraft

It does not include light aircraft, helicopters or military jets not derived from commercial aircraft.

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

 Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):Active Registrations - 38,571 Total Registrations - 144,607

Thank you very much. That's very interesting.

Almost 40k + military.

Certainly room for a few thousand VLJ's.

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heliflyerPDC
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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

Thx for all your responses!!!

 Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):It does not include light aircraft, helicopters or military jets not derived from commercial aircraft.

Can someone tell me the numbers for helicopters?
I don't think we'll ever know how many of those military aircraft are in active service

 Quoting JD747 (Reply 2):how many of those planes could be flying at the same time ?

Anyone?

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

I'd be interested in seeing a total commercial jet fleet broken down by country if anyone has those figures - I know the US has the biggest fleet (something like 1/4 of the total), but I wonder which countries follow.

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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

Does the A380 count as 2?

And the An-225 as 3?

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nighthawk
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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

The following is based on country of registration, and not operation. Accurate as of January 2006.

Country - Active (Total)
United States (N) - 17,798 (68,942)
Canada (C) - 1,677 (8,989)
China (B) - 1,307 (2,853)
Germany (D)- 1,036 (3,248)
Great Britain (G) - 1,017 (5,612)
Russia (RA) - 1,010 (3,362)
France (F) - 936 (3,971)
Iceland (TF) - 74 (549)
Russia (CCCP) - 4 (103)

Im not too sure about a few of those figures, particularly russia. Let me know what other countries you want to know the stats for.

heliflyerPDC
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### RE: How Many Planes Are There In The World?

 Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):Certainly room for a few thousand VLJ's

Not only VLJ's also VLA's, Tilt-rotors, uav's, ....

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