Is there any authoritative source from where we can find out the number of commercial jets that a country or airline purchases annually?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you want to count options as well? $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2015 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ Wikipedia mentions is for many airlines and for manufacturers too. $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Jul 1, 2015 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ @ Burhan Khalid - I can take the option factor into account as well. @ Farhan - Wikipedia does not mention for every airline $\endgroup$
    – CSinha
    Jul 1, 2015 at 16:12

2 Answers 2


planespotters.net lists, for many commercial airlines, all their airplanes along with their delivery dates.

As for an authoritative source, you would have to look at the IATA or any other paying site such as airfleets.net.


Wikipedia lists are nice, but think about this question backwards to get the authoritative source. Find and parse the manufacturer data on the exact number of airliners sold.


You could search for older reports or archives of previous years.


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