Airbus Corporate Jets: Analysis reveals scale of private jet fleet in the US

posted on 23rd August 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Airbus Corporate Jets: Analysis reveals scale of private jet fleet in the US

Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) reveals there are 14,632 private jets in the United States, around 62.5% of the world’s fleet (please see below).

Its analysis found that among private jets in the U.S., 37.5% are categorized as heavy or long-range, 36.5% as light, 20.5% as midsize and 5.5% as very light jets.

In terms of which states have the largest fleets of private jets, Texas has the most with 1,651, followed by Florida (1,619), California (1,431), New York (487) and Georgia (439).

When it comes to which U.S. cities have the most private jets, Houston has 329, followed by Dallas (327), Fort Lauderdale (307), Van Nuys (273) and Miami (229).

State Number of Heavy Jets Number of Midsize Jets Number of Light Jets Number of
Very Light Jets
Total Number of Private Jets
Texas 560 387 635 69 1651
Florida 617 359 552 91 1619
California 724 162 454 91 1431
New York 303 69 99 16 487
Georgia 149 96 177 17 439
Ohio 162 77 167 17 423
Michigan 125 122 123 10 380
North Carolina 96 78 172 26 372
Illinois 177 84 86 17 364
Tennessee 97 90 140 37 364
           

When it comes to which U.S. cities have the most private jets, Houston has 329, followed by Dallas (327), Fort Lauderdale (307), Van Nuys (273) and Miami (229).

State Number of Heavy Jets Number of Midsize Jets Number of Light Jets Number of
Very Light Jets
Total Number of Private Jets
Houston 137 92 91 9 329
Dallas 157 78 81 11 327
Ft. Lauderdale 132 82 87 6 307
Van Nuys 206 24 38 5 273
Miami 114 56 50 9 229
Chicago 126 45 40 9 220
Teterboro 161 12 15 0 188
Scottsdale 68 27 53 15 163
Pontiac 54 52 50 6 162
Atlanta 67 38 45 1 151

“The U.S. business aviation sector is the biggest in the world, and it is growing,” said Sean McGeough, VP Commercial ACJ for North America.

“in the first six months of 2022, the number of business aviation departures in the U.S. was 15.2% higher than during the same period in 2019.”

“Because of the huge size of the U.S. and its importance on the global stage, over one-third of private jets registered in the country are categorized as heavy or ultra-long range, which is where we focus,” McGeough said.

“We expect to see strong demand from owners of private jets looking to upgrade to newer models, and we are seeing more potential first-time buyers of larger private jets.

“With our ACJ TwoTwenty and its compelling proposition of ultimate comfort with superior economics, we are well positioned to capitalize on this growth.”