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How many aircrafts are flying in the sky at a time in our world?

  1. shahadat73 profile image34
    shahadat73posted 7 years ago

    How many aircrafts are flying in the sky at a time in our world?

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    akycrawlerposted 7 years ago

    according to a news report earlier today around 6000 but that was a report on the news I saw and havent researched it.

  3. shahadat73 profile image34
    shahadat73posted 7 years ago

    Thanks akycrawler, but I heard around 5 to 6 thousands are only in the sky over US.

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

    I cannot answer your question on how many aircraft are actually airborne over the world at any one time.   However, a lot of people assume that the big airline have more aeroplanes than they do actually have.   The reason for this is that the airlines 'turn around' aircraft very quickly.   The reason?   If they're on the ground, they're not making money.    So at any given domestic airport you might be seeing the same aircraft come and go several times in one day.   

    I spent eleven years in Civil Aviation as an Aero-ground operator (bit like an air-traffic controller) so you can take my word for it.   There seems to be far more planes than there actually are.

  5. C.V.Rajan profile image77
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    9473 to be exact. I have personally counted. If in doubt, you are welcome to do your own personal count!

 
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