Airbus A320. Courtesy, Airbus The FAA said the total number of aircraft in the US commercial airline fleet (including regional carriers) stood at an estimated 7,185 at the end of 2011, down 29 aircraft compared to the end of 2010. According to figures released last week by the agency, US airlines operated 3,739 mainline passenger aircraft (over 90 seats) last year, 879 mainline cargo aircraft (including those operated by FedEx and UPS) and 2,567 regional aircraft jets/turboprops. ...

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