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Subject: Total Aircraft in the world
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: chrisz-ga
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Posted: 24 Oct 2005 07:15 PDT
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Question ID: 584144
How many total aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) are currently
operational in the world?
Subject: Re: Total Aircraft in the world
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 24 Oct 2005 09:45 PDT
Hello chrisz,

Below you will find the estimated number of aircraft and helicopters worldwide.

 312,000     Active General Aviation Aircraft 
  17,770     Passenger Aircraft
  89,129     Military Aircraft
  26,500     Civil Helicopters
  29,700     Military Helicopters.

According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association there are
approximately 312,000 active general aviation aircraft worldwide.

?General aviation (GA) is defined as all aviation other than scheduled
commercial airlines and military aviation.

Over 312,000 general aviation aircraft including helicopters,
single-engine piston-powered airplanes, multi-engine turboprops, and
intercontinental business jets are flying throughout the world.?

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association General Aviation

What is the number of active general aviation aircraft in the United
States? Worldwide?
?In 2003, there were 211,190 total active aircraft in the U.S. and
approximately 312,000 worldwide.?
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Airpac Statistical NEwsletter

General Aviation Statistical Databook 2004


According to Tom Smith, Taser president and co-founder, in an interview, there are 
about 17,700 passenger aircraft worldwide.


?We?ve had a lot of interest from other carriers for our technology,
but never had the approval from the TSA, said Tom Smith, Taser?s
president and co-founder, in an interview.

It is significant because I do think we will have a certain role in
aviation security, and you will see more sales coming from other
carriers, he added.

There are about 17,700 passenger aircraft worldwide, he said.?

Taser Stun Guns Approved by U.S. for Some Flights: November 2004

?Boeing estimates that the number of aircraft worldwide could approach
32,000 by 2019. That's a 42% increase from current levels.?!


According to Flight International's 2003 Military Aircraft Census,
there are an estimated 89,129 military aircraft worldwide.

?Overall, the number of military aircraft worldwide (excluding
historic and recreational types) is 89,129 - slightly down on 2002.?

?Regions seeing serious falls in the numbers of military aircraft
include Central Asia - down 9.8% to 1,228; Latin America and the
Caribbean, where the figure has declined 6.3% to 5,412; and non-NATO
Europe, down 5.5% to 13,786. Much of this is as a result of the
wholesale retirement of inefficient fleets. Within Central Asia, a
large part of the fall is due to around 140 Aero Vodochody L-39s and
Mil Mi-24s left in Kyrgyzstan when the Soviet Union broke up being
removed from the republic's inventory. A similar fate has befallen
some fleets in Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine plans to remove 600
aircraft - and 10 to 12 brigades - from the air force order of battle
by 2005.?

Flight International


According to the Helicopter History Site the world helicopter fleet is
made up of about 26,500 civil helicopters and 29,700 military

?How many helicopters are there in the world ? 

Approximately the world helicopter fleet at the beginning of the 21st century was: 

Civil (about 26500 helicopters)
46.1% in North America
18.2% in Europe
12.7% in former Soviet Union
12.3% in Asia/Pacific
7.2% in South America
3.4% in the Middle East. 
0.1% in Africa 

Military (about 29700 helicopters)
33.5% in North America
21.1% in Europe
16.6% in former Soviet Union
13.6% in Asia/Pacific
6.3% in the Middle East. 
4.5% in Africa
4.4% in South America?

Helicopter History Site

According to Aerospace Engineering Online, there are an estimated
56,300 helicopters in service in the world  with slightly more than
half in the hands of military users.



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I hope the information provided is helpful!

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