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What is the busiest airport in 2017?

Note: Since this answer was first written, updated statistics have been published. The original answer was written against 2015 figures, with the update from 2017 figures. There is no one simple ...
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On average, how much fuel is left in commercial flights after landing?

For a 737, between 5,000 and 8,000 lbs of fuel left at landing is fairly typical. For a short flight in good weather to an airport with multiple runways and nearby divert fields, the lower value is ...
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How unusual is it for 3 or more E-6 planes to be airborne at the same time?

Simpleflying reports that The United States Navy has a fleet of 16 E-6s and has typically at least one of them in the air at all times. It is also not uncommon to see two or three in the air at the ...
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On average, how much fuel is left in commercial flights after landing?

The usual reserve is 10%. On QF9 Perth to London we depart with 110,000 litres and land with between 8,000 to 10,000 litres remaining.
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What is the estimate for total number of flight hours in the world?

In 2018 there were about 37.8 million commercial flights. If we multiply this number with the overall average flight duration, we get the answer. Unfortunately I could not find a result for this ...
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Are the number of unique passengers per airport counted?

Short answer is no, mostly they are not counted. Even if they have this data it is very unlikely that they publish it. Assuming that you are not a transfer/transit passenger; meaning you have arrived ...
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Are the number of unique passengers per airport counted?

It will probably depend on the airport, but for example Amsterdam Schiphol airport publishes these numbers every month (in Dutch). For example for March, there were in to 5 637 767 passengers, of ...
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What is the ratio of Commercial + ATP pilots with employment as pilots in the US?

You can find the full database of FAA information at this link but more useful they offer some statistics here. As of 2018 there are 162,145 individuals that carry an ATP level ticket and 99,880 ...
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Which individual airframe has carried the most passengers in its lifetime?

Japan has very high demand for short distance flights. At least according to Wikipedia, JAL had two 747-100BSR-SUD aircraft with 563 seats. Google Image Search shows numbers JA8170 and JA8187. They ...
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How to correct these garbled tail numbers?

Having just N71 could be a valid tail #, but airlines almost always use all 5 characters. Most likely, the "@" characters are masking the actual characters in the full tail number. A site ...
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Do Air Passenger Number statistics on a route refer to both directions of flight?

By looking through the BTS website you linked (and is cited in the Wikipedia listing), you can find the answer. The first 3 sections on the infographic; Summary Data, Carrier Shares, and Total ...
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Tail numbers not starting with N, with domestic US carriers?

Yes, these can be legit. For example, EI- means the aircraft is registered in Ireland. Others look corrupt, though. HZ-AAA is ...
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Historical Number of Aircraft in Service (by Airline)

I've successfully obtained this information from two sources: Annual financial reports from the airlines. Aircraft are a major capital asset, they report how many they have each year. I was able to ...
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Historical Number of Aircraft in Service (by Airline)

Wikipedia has information for at least some airlines. I can't vouch for accuracy (which is probably not consistent, this being wikipedia after all). Major question is how you'd consolidate the data ...
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What is the busiest airport in 2017?

Atlanta airport (KATL) in the USA is the busiest airport in the world measured by passenger traffic. Gatwick airport (EGKK) in England is the busiest single runway airport in the world, meaning that ...
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Aviation Statistics Sources

You wont find a single source for any of these things but you can find some of the info form fairly reliable sources: The NTSB publishes accident data by type and year but this is only for US ...
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