What airliners are you most likely to find parked? Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples.
1. Boeing 737 Classic (passenger version)
In service 741
Of the 1,065 examples of Boeing’s Classic narrowbody in existence, just under a third are in storage.
2. Bombardier CRJ regional jet (passenger version)
In service 599
The former Canadair 50-seater was once ubiquitous. No more. Almost 30% of the fleet is parked.
3. Boeing MD-80 (passenger version)
In service 452
Over 31% of the fleet of the ageing former McDonnell Douglas twinjets are idle.
4. Boeing 757 (passenger version)
In service 504
There is talk of Boeing coming up with a replacement for its popular long-haul single-aisle type.
5. Airbus A320
In service 3.432
It comes in fifth but only 4% of the most popular variant of Toulouse’s narrowbody family are parked.
6. Embraer ERJ-145
In service 562
Although 112 of the Brazilian regional jet are parked, many more remain in service.
7. Boeing 767 (passenger version)
In service 601
As the widebody comes to the end of its likely production life, almost 15% of tall 767s are in storage.
8. Boeing 747 (freighter)
In service 271
Almost a quarter of the total fleet of the original jumbo freighter are parked.
9. Boeing 737NG
In service 4,858
A tiny 1.6% of this huge global fleet are currently out of service.
10. Boeing 737-200 (passenger version)
In service 73
Over half of the remaining fleet of 153 of the venerable narrowbody are out of action.
(Murdo Morrison - FlightGlobal News)