After our recent post about % fleet active/stored by region, NAVEO was asked about key aircraft models and whether narrowbodies are indeed showing higher levels of activity compared to widebodies, etc., and, whether cargo and regional aircraft were holding up well?
Overall, (passenger & cargo) 60% of the fleet is now in-service, and 40% is parked/stored. Narrowbodies lead the way with 64% of aircraft in-service and 36% stored. 53% of widebodies, impacted by reduced long-haul travel demand, are in-service. 58% of RJs are in-service, as are 57% of turboprops.
But, the devil is in the detail. Aircraft activity depends upon their size, age, operating costs, maintenance requirements, region, operator business model, etc.
In the chart below, you can see that 73% of 737NGs are in-service, as are 75% of A320neos. Only 5% of A380s, 41% of A330s, and 46% of 777-200/300s are active.
Of course, even if the aircraft are active, utilization is down (as are load-factors), and recovery is sluggish.
Regarding Cargo, 79% of cargo aircraft are active. Of this, 88% of cargo widebodies are active, and only 12% are stored. But, as a % of the fleet dedicated freighters are less than 10%, so for MRO, it’s the passenger fleet that is key to watch.
Date: November 24 , 2020
737NG, 737 MAX, A320ceo & A320neo Family Fleet Status
The great news that the 737 MAX, grounded since March 2019, has received FAA authorization to re-enter US airline service (with other regulators to follow in due-course) provides the opportunity to look at the current...
Date: November 16 , 2020
Air Transport Aircraft Fleet Status (Mid-November 2020)
Let's take a look at the air transport fleet's current active and stored/parked status. As we reach mid-November, ~61% of the fleet is in service, and 39% parked. The regional situation continues to diverge. COVID fat...
Date: November 02 , 2020
Aircraft Retirements up to October 2020
As of the end of October 2020, approximately 540 air transport aircraft had been officially retired and withdrawn from use. That’s ~2.6% of the active fleet. These include ~100 A320ceos, 63 747-400s, 54 MD80s, 40 MD90...