Boeing ahead of Airbus with 20% more aircraft in operation

BoeingBoeing civil aircraft number operated worldwide is 20% more than Airbus airliners. According to statistics, the number of Boeing airliners used by the world’s airlines amounts to 11,000 passenger aircraft as of July 2017, which is 20% more than the European competitor Airbus, which has 8,600 airliners in operations.

In particular, according to the number of long-haul airliners, the leader is Boeing 777 with 3,800 aircraft, compared to 1,700 aircraft of the same class of Airbus.

In 2017, the number of narrow-bodied airliners of the family A320 (A318, A319, A320, A321, Neo) for the first time exceeded the number of Boeing 737 – 6,900 against 6,800 respectively.

As of July 10, 2017, the world passenger air fleet amounted to 28,300 airliners, which is 65% more than in 2008. According to analyzes, in the next 10 years the number of aircraft used by airlines will double, and by 2036 will exceed 51,000.