Analysis reveals scale of private jet fleet in the US

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Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) reveals there are 14,632 private jets in the United States, around 62.5% of the world’s fleet.  Its analysis found that among private jets in the U.S., 37.5% are categorised as heavy or long-range, 36.5% as light, 20.5% as midsize and 5.5% as very light jets.

In terms of which states have the largest fleets of private jets, Texas has the most with 1,651, followed by Florida (1,619), California (1,431), New York (487) and Georgia (439).

When it comes to which U.S. cities have the most private jets, Houston has 329, followed by Dallas (327), Fort Lauderdale (307), Van Nuys (273) and Miami (229).

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“The U.S. business aviation sector is the biggest in the world, and it is growing,” said Sean McGeough, VP Commercial ACJ for North America. He added, “in the first six months of 2022, the number of business aviation departures in the U.S. was 15.2% higher than during the same period in 2019.”

“Because of the huge size of the U.S. and its importance on the global stage, over one-third of private jets registered in the country are categorised as heavy or ultra-long range, which is where we focus. We expect to see strong demand from owners of private jets looking to upgrade to newer models, and we are seeing more potential first-time buyers of larger private jets,” McGeough said. “With our ACJ TwoTwenty and its compelling proposition of ultimate comfort with superior economics, we are well positioned to capitalise on this growth.”