The highest average age for widebody aircraft in active service is in North America, where the jets are about four years older than those for airlines in Africa and five years older than in Europe or the Middle East, an Aviation Week analysis shows. Most of that gap can be attributed to the average fleet age for U.S. carriers: 17.9 years for its nearly 1,500 widebody aircraft. That put the U.S. at 11th highest for average age in Aviation Week’s country-by-country analysis and ranking—and ...


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