Fleet Composition of Commercial Jet Aircraft 1952-2005: Developments in Uniformity and Scale

The fleet composition of an airline is important in determining its costs and operational performance. This composition can be measured using numerical values. An index for measuring fleet uniformity is available, and a structured way of measuring fleet scale is introduced here. The history of all jet aircraft operated by commercial passenger or cargo airlines world-wide is analyzed both in general terms and using these measures. The analysis shows that uniformity in airline fleets has been steadily decreasing, while their scale has been steadily increasing.


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2007 5:39PM