MaxFacts: Worlds Largest Mainline Airline Fleets

Largest in service mainline fleet
Model 2016 2015
Airbus A320 family 6,510 6,041
Boeing 737 NG 5,567 5,115
Boeing 777 1,324 1,258
Airbus A330 1,154 1,093
Boeing 737 Classic/original 945 1,006
Boeing 767 742 762
Boeing 757 688 737
Boeing 717/MD-80/90/DC-9 655 668
Boeing 747 515 558
Boeing 787 423 288
Largest in service regional fleet
Embraer E-jets 1,146 1,102
ATR42/72 941 886
Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 751 696
Bombardier CRJ100/200 560 558
Embraer ERJ 145 family 553 606
Bombardier Q400 468 451
Bombardier Dash 8-100/200/300 393 424
Beechcraft 1900-100/200/300 334 347
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 281 268
Saab 340 232 228
(Wiki)

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What is the point with this post?

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The way you’ve typed your numbers are messed up, nice info to know though

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So there are more A320 family aircraft in the air then B737’s?

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@emil. Let’s just call it Professional Knowledge Gained! (It’s posted for the Pro’s of course, those who don’t get the point can just move on as usual.)
Max Sends

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I mean, I get the post, it’s just extremely unorganized.

We can see when you’re done texting.

Emil Out

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@Cameron_Brown… I don’t do columns or edit, takes to much time and it’s boring. Just extrapolate! Gooday, Max

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I thought the 737 would outnumber the A320 family, they are relatively close numbers I suppose. No surprise at all having the E-jets at the top of the regionals.

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@Flightfan84… No big surprise for Boeing. They went big! The lines where demanding revenue generators, show me the money. Look at the stock market and annual fleet inventory upgrade buys. It ain’t going unless its Boeing!

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Currently I read that the Airbus family was outselling Boeing 3:1. The fact that this shows more A320 family aircraft is crazy because the B737 has existed for far longer, just goes to show Airbus are giving them a run for their money

You’re right about that. A big run for their money. I also have to acknowledge the likelihood that a lot of those pre A320 era 737’s have been retired from service.

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Good point, this does not show this but I have also seen total production figures fir both and Airbus is close to beating the B737

Based on your production ratio that you previously mentioned I’m not surprised. Just me though, I’m always more excited to see that I’m booked on a Boeing more than anything else.

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I prefer Airbus right now with my experiences on the B787, hated it!

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That’s not the first time I’ve heard that. I personally haven’t been on one yet.

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MaxSez: I’m a nationalist, Boeing first, buy America! But the worst flight of my life was on a 777 Honolulu to NYC. The kids sent us to Hawaii 1st Class as an anniversary gift this year. Returned on a 777 nothing worked, had a cabin electrical problem forward but still flew the long haul. No Video, Wifi, Galley didn’t work, cold baloney sandwich and warm beer. No coffee and still charged for booze.
The craft was a shuddering shite house. No more 777 for me. The real rub was the $25 credit next flight for the inconvenience. Screw United and the 777 never again.

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@Maxmustang Sounds more like a United problem than a 777 problem…

Emirates and Virgin Australia 777’s are a dream! With one exception that is 777 related - Just don’t sit in the last 10 or so rows… the tail does shudder and move around back there.

I associate the B777 as a horrible aircraft to fly mainly because most have awful seat configurations like 10 across in economy so I would avoid it in that sense, that leaves you with the B787 which is bad for other reasons so would say with airbus you have a few more options, the A330 with 8 across or the A350, A340 and the A380 all must be similar to each other and better then Boeing aircraft inside

787 Premium Economy, Business or First ✅
787 Economy ❌
Seats are too narrow

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