The total worldwide fleet size currently counts 28,674 aircraft, with 23,513 active and 5,161 grounded, and we can see a favourable trend over the last three months. In comparison to the previous month, there is a 3% increase in active aircraft and an 11% decrease in grounded aircraft. The operational aircraft fleet expanded by 11% compared to June 2021 and 91% compared to June 2020.

Global Fleet Size June 2022

North America737410948468
South America9412471188
Grand Total23513516128674

North America and Europe are the continents with the most active aircraft, having 87% and 86% of their fleets active. Oceania comes in third with 85%, followed by South America (79%) and Asia (76%). The lowest percentage of active aircraft in June 2022 was Africa with 68%.

North America June 2022

Europe June 2022

Oceania June 2022

Asia June 2022

Africa June 2022

South America June 2022

According to the ch-aviation database, narrowbody jets are the most used now, with 74% of tracked aircraft active. Widebody and regional jets are equally in demand, with 65% and 62%, respectively. Turboprops are the least, with 40% of aircraft still parked.

Market Group June 2022

Netherland is the country with the highest percentage of active aircraft (more than 100 aircraft in its portfolio). 218 of their 221 aircraft are currently active. Ireland, Austria, Poland, Chile, Hungary, Turkey, the UK, Japan and Ethiopia are next, accounting for more than 91% of the active fleet.

Top 10 countries with the highest percentage of active aircraft (with/more than 100 aircraft in their portfolio)

countryactivegroundedtotal% active
Netherlands (the)218322198.64%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)7026176392.01%

Nigeria and Hong Kong are at the top of the countries with the most aircraft grounded. Nigeria has 79 of 123 aircraft grounded, while Hong Kong has 151 of 244 aircraft grounded. Iran, Malaysia, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Thailand, Kenya, Philippines and Argentina follow.

Top 10 countries with the highest percentage of grounded aircraft (with/more than 100 aircraft in their portfolio)

countryactivegroundedtotal% grounded
Hong Kong9315124461.89%
Iran (Islamic Republic of)12413325751.75%
South Africa1126918138.12%
Philippines (the)1495920828.37%

Ryanair and Malta Air are the top 25 airlines worldwide with the most active aircraft (100 or more aircraft in their fleet), with 100% and 99% of their fleets active. Easyjet Europe and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines follow, with only one aircraft grounded. The list continues with Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Easyjet UK, Turkish Airlines, PSA Airlines, American Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Republic Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Wizz Air, all counting 95% or more active aircraft in their respective fleets. At least 92% of the top 25 carriers’ aircraft are active.

Top 25 Arlines June 2022

International Airfinance leads the Top 25 Lessors list, with 95% of their fleet active. ALM – Aircraft Leasing & Management, Tokyo Century, TrueNoord and Jackson Square Aviation round out the top five.

Top 25 Lessors June 2022

The previous update on the active and grounded fleet is available here.

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