More than 1,000 aircraft will leave the global airline fleet by the end of this year through either retirements or carrier failures, according to Ascend Director Eddy Pieniazek, who spoke yesterday in a webcast presented by the UK-based aviation consultancy and information services firm. The 1,029 aircraft represent more than 5% of the world fleet but 4.1% of total seats, Pieniazek said. Most disposals are occurring in North America, 776, followed by 155 in Europe, 89 in Asia and nine in ...

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