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Business aircraft fleet by country 2019

This statistic shows the number of private jets in the business aircraft fleet of the leading countries in the world in 2019. In that year, the United States had over 21,800 business aircraft in its fleet, making it the leading country in the business aviation market.

Business and private aviation in the U.S.

Since the early days of business and private aviation, people and organizations in the U.S. demonstrated unique interest in this market through their preferences. Mostly because of time-saving and the possibility to access smaller airports supported the growth of this industry in the U.S. During 2019, there were over 21,000 business aircraft in the U.S. to fulfil the market demand of individuals or enterprises. This fleet was mostly composed of jet aircraft, with over 13,000 jets available in the market. Consequently, the chartered flights market in the U.S. is one of the largest across the world. In 2020, the size of the charter market in the U.S. is expected to be roughly 29 billion U.S., which is a slight decline due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Customers perspective on business and private aviation

The main intention of business and private aviation is to satisfy the wants of a niche group of people, especially the business elite. This characteristic requires the firms operating in the business aviation industry to constantly try to satisfy their customers as much as possible. Therefore, some firms even provide same-day booking possibility for customers if needed. On the other hand, individuals exhibit special attention to the type of aircraft they fly on. Across the globe, there is a multitude of business aircrafts available with different size, comfort, capability and other fine tunings. During a recent survey carried out in 2019 and 2020, the most preferred pre-owned business aircraft model was Gulfstream G-550 globally. As economies expand with more firms or businesses burgeoning, we can expect a potential increase for private and business aviation in the upcoming years.

The leading countries in the world with the highest number of business aircraft in 2019

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February 2020



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