The first half of March has shown stagnating numbers in total global fleet size. The current total global fleet size counts 27,522 aircraft, out of which 19,867 are active and 7,655 grounded.

Continentactivegroundedtotal
Africa8474371284
Asia771622139929
Europe375627796535
North America612017447864
Oceania635164799
South America7933181111
Grand Total19867765527522

When it comes to the number of active fleets worldwide, Asia and North America continue to lead the list. Asia is operating 7716 active aircraft, whereas North America 6120. Europe follows with 3756, while Africa counts 847, South America 793 and Oceania 635 active aircraft.

Taiwan leads the TOP 10 countries with the highest percentage of active fleets, with 202 aircraft in their fleet, out of which 187 (92.57%) are active. The list also includes China, Ethiopia, Viet Nam, Japan, New Zealand, India, Netherlands (the), Chile and Qatar.

Countryactivegroundedtotal% active
Taiwan (Province of China)1871520292.57%
China3496285378192.46%
Ethiopia106911592.17%
Viet Nam2022122390.58%
Japan5688465287.12%
New Zealand1001811884.75%
India60011971983.45%
Netherlands (the)1793721682.87%
Chile871810582.86%
Qatar1773721482.71%

Among the TOP 10 countries with the highest percentage of grounded fleets by an airline, the United Kingdom remains at the top of the list with more than 70.12% of its fleet grounded. They are followed by Hong Kong, Nigeria, Germany, Malaysia, Ireland, Portugal, Singapore, Austria and Canada, which all have more than 50.00% of their fleet grounded.

Countryactivegroundedtotal% grounded
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)22853576370.12%
Hong Kong7415222667.26%
Nigeria406210260.78%
Germany23428051454.47%
Malaysia11913925853.88%
Ireland17620337953.56%
Portugal616913053.08%
Singapore10211121352.11%
Austria11111822951.53%
Canada40240480650.12%

An updated analysis on the top 25 lessors (counting more than 50 aircraft in their fleet) with the most active aircraft in their portfolio is also available. New on the list this month are Merx Aviation Finance, Avolon, DAE Capital and VEB-Leasing.

We use ch-aviation fleets advanced and fleets ownership data for this analysis. To get the full and detailed insights on active and inactive aircraft, visit the following LINK.