FAA Expects to See More General Aviation Planes in the Next 20 Years
March 19, 2015
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  • The U.S. general aviation fleet will grow 0.4 percent per year over the next 20 years,according to a new forecast from theFederal Aviation Administration.

    The FAA projects the total fleet to grow from 198,860 aircraft in 2014 to 214,260 in 2035.

    Fixed-wing turbine aircraft will grow at a rate of 2.2 percent per year over that time, while fixed-wing piston aircraft will actually decline at an annual rate of 0.6 percent a year.

    The rotorcraft sector is projected to grow 2.5 percent per year.

    The FAA also projects general aviation flight hours to grow over the next two decades, rising from 23.1 million in 2014 to 30.6 million at an annual increase of 1.4 percent.