Active General Aviation Aircraft in the U.S.

Current as of March 2011
Source: FAA

2011 totals are forecasts.
Subtotals might not add to totals due to rounding, estimation, and/or survey procedures.
(1) Revised to correct for nonresponse bias on FAA GA Activity Survey
(2) Revised due to change in estimating procedures for the 1996 FAA GA Activity Survey
NA=Not Available

Year Piston
Single
Engine
Piston
Multi-
Engine
Piston
Other
Total
Piston
Turbo-
prop
Turbo-
jet
Rotor-
craft
Experimental Other TOTAL
2011 139,010 16,170 0 155,180 9,340 11,925 10,420 24,685 12,925 224,475
2010 139,818 16,322 0 156,140 9,225 11,568 10,165 24,591 12,183 224,172
2009 140,649 16,475 0 157,124 9,098 11,268 9,984 24,419 12,027 223,920
2008 145,497 17,519 0 163,016 8,907 11,042 9,876 23,364 12,463 228,668
2007 145,036 18,708 0 163,743 8,063 10,379 9,159 23,047 7,551 221,943
2006 148,236 19,364 400 167,600 8,026 10,032 9,232 24,541 6,592 226,422
2005 148,101 19,412 170 167,608 7,942 9,823 8,728 23,627 6,454 224,352
2004 146,613 18,469 107 165,189 8,379 9,298 7,821 20,800 5,939 219,426
2003 143,265 17,491 182 160,938 7,689 7,997 6,525 20,550 6,008 209,708
2002 143,503 17,584 101 161,087 6,841 8,355 6,648 21,936 6,377 211,244
2001 145,034 18,192 89 163,314 6,596 7,787 6,783 20,421 6,545 211,446
2000 149,422 20,951 140 170,513 5,762 7,001 7,150 20,407 6,700 217,533
1999 150,886 20,930 108 171,923 5,679 7,120 7,448 20,528 6,765 219,464
1998 144,234 18,729 NA 162,963 6,174 6,066 7,426 16,502 5,580 204,710
1997 140,038 16,017 NA 156,055 5,619 5,178 6,785 14,680 4,092 192,414
1996 137,401 16,150 NA 153,551 5,716 4,424 6,570 16,625 4,244 191,129
1995 137,049 15,739 NA 152,788 4,995 4,559 5,830 15,176 4,741 188,089 (2)
1994 127,351 14,801 NA 142,152 4,092 3,914 4,728 12,144 5,906 172,936 (2)
1993 133,516 15,626 14 149,156 4,116 3,663 4,721 10,426 5,037 177,120 (2)
1992 144,837 17,966 77 162,881 4,786 4,004 5,979 NA 8,000 185,650 (2)
1991 152,836 20,551 131 173,518 4,941 4,126 6,238 NA 8,051 196,874 (2)
1990 154,000 21,100 100 175,200 5,300 4,100 6,900 NA 6,600 198,000 (1)
1989 158,900 21,800 100 180,800 5,900 4,100 7,000 NA 7,200 205,000 (1)
1988 153,700 21,200 100 175,000 4,900 3,900 6,000 NA 6,400 196,200 (1)
1987 159,700 21,700 100 181,500 4,900 4,000 5,900 NA 6,300 202,700 (1)
1986 160,300 22,100 100 182,500 5,600 4,200 6,500 NA 6,500 205,300 (1)
1985 153,400 22,100 100 175,600 5,000 4,100 6,000 NA 5,800 196,500 (1)
1984 171,922 25,258 262 197,442 5,809 4,320 7,096 NA 6,275 220,943
1983 166,427 24,909 143 191,479 5,453 3,898 6,539 NA 5,923 213,293
1982 164,173 24,882 140 189,195 5,186 3,996 6,169 NA 5,233 209,779
1981 167,898 25,356 114 193,368 4,660 3,171 6,974 NA 5,049 213,226
1980 168,435 24,366 212 193,013 4,090 2,992 6,001 NA 4,945 211,045
1979 168,390 24,850 229 193,469 3,579 2,653 5,864 NA 4,770 210,339
1978 160,651 22,949 221 183,821 3,129 2,479 5,314 NA 4,028 198,778
1977 149,300 21,301 182 170,783 2,890 2,277 4,726 NA 3,616 184,294
1976 144,752 21,111 196 166,059 2,453 1,881 4,425 NA 3,146 177,964
1975 136,639 20,119 178 156,936 2,504 1,743 4,054 NA 2,812 168,049
1974 131,512 19,553 190 151,255 2,095 1,561 3,597 NA 2,525 161,033
1973 126,074 18,502 190 144,766 1,849 1,380 3,115 NA 2,201 153,311

Updated Monday, March 25, 2011