TABLE 94 Average Age of U.S. Commercial Aircraft and Major Airlines Aircraft: 1991-2000

TABLE 94 Average Age of U.S. Commercial Aircraft and Major Airlines Aircraft: 1991-2000

(Years, unless noted)

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
All commercial aircraft 11.2 11.3 11.6 12.2 12.4 13.2 13.5 13.6 12.9 12.8
Major airlines aircraft 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.8 11.3 12.3 12.4 12.3 11.8 11.8
Major airlines share of commercial aircraft (percent) 86.8 84.1 82.1 79.9 76.1 72.5 78.7 77.8 78.5 78.8

NOTES: Commercial airlines are air carriers providing scheduled or nonscheduled passenger or freight service, including commuter and air taxi on-demand services. Major airlines includes only commercial airlines with operating revenues greater than $1 billion in 2000: America West Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, America Trans Air, Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Federal Express, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Trans World Airlines, United Airlines, United Parcel Service, and US Airways. Average aircraft age is based on the year that an aircraft was delivered to the original owner from the manufacturer. It does not reflect the age of the engines or other parts that may have been replaced more recently.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on Form 41, Schedule B-43, 1991-2000.