Table 2-1 U.S. Aircraft Fleet by Aircraft Type and Use, 1998–2000 (FAA 2000b; RAA 1999; RAA 2000)

 

 

Air Carrier

Aircrafta

General Aviation (Including Air Taxi)

Major Passenger Airlines

Major Cargo Carriers

Commuter Passenger Airlines

Regional Cargo Carriers

Total

Fixed-wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-engine piston

144,662

284

55

145,001

 

Multiengine piston

16,219

196

544

16,959

 

Total piston

160,881

480

599

161,960

 

Turboprop

5,857

1,759

790

8,406

 

Turbofan (jet)

6,071

4,176

1,022

412

169

11,850

 

Total turbine

11,928

4,176

1,022

2,171

959

20,256

 

Total fixed-wing

172,809

4,176

1,022

2,651

1,558

182,216

Rotary-wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piston-engine

2,259

2,259

 

Turbine-engine

4,668

3

4,671

 

Total rotary-wing

6,927

3

6,930

Total

179,736

4,176

1,022

2,654

1,558

189,146

aExcludes approximately 19,000 gliders, dirigibles, balloons, and experimental aircraft.



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