TABLE 2-14 - Average Age of U.S. Commercial Aircraft: 2004-2008

TABLE 2-14 - Average Age of U.S. Commercial Aircraft: 2004-2008

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  All commercial aircraft Major airlines aircraft Major airlines share of commercial aircraft (percent)
2004 10.8 11.1 74.9
2005 11.3 11.3 81.5
2006 11.8 11.6 83.6
2007 12.0 11.7 83.2
2008 12.7 12.6 82.2

NOTES: Large Certificated Air Carriers include Major, National, Large Regional, and Medium Regional airlines. Average aircraft age is based on the year that an aircraft was delivered to the original owner from the manufacturer and does not reflect the age of the engines or other parts that may have been replaced more recently. Commercial aircraft are aircraft of air carriers providing scheduled or nonscheduled passenger or freight service, including commuter and air taxi on-demand services. Major airlines aircraft includes only airlines with total operating revenues greater than $1 billion annually. In 2008, they were Abx Air, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Atlas Air International, Comair, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ExpressJet Airlines, Federal Express, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Mesa Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Parcel Service (UPS), and US Airways.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, TranStats Database, Form 41, Schedule B-43, special tabulation, October 2010.