Figure 3: Number of Scheduled Flights by Type of Aircraft: April 2000 and April 2004

Figure 3: Number of Scheduled Flights by Type of Aircraft: April 2000 and April 2004

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Aircraft Type 4/2000 4/2004
Turboprop 254,795 132,884
Large Jets 487,259 397,985
Piston 49,117 43,638
Regional Jets 102,503 240,070

Notes: Turboprops include aircraft such as the ATR-42/72, Aerospatiale, Beechcraft 1900, Dornier 328 Turbo, and JETST-31 BAE. Pistons are typically fixed wing Cessnas and Pipers, e.g., the CES-150-185, AERO-200, and PA 12-32.

Source: M.R. Dayton, "Trends and Demand in Aviation Markets," presentation at the ATCA/FAA/Nav Canada Technical Symposium, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2004