The retirement age for commercial jets may have bottomed out, data for the first four months of this year suggests. An analysis using Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s Fleets database finds an average age of 23 years for 136 jets classified as retired between Jan. 1 and April 30 of 2013. That is the same retirement age a similar database analysis indicated for 2012, when there were about 480 retirements for the full year. The data for the 2013 retirements through April 30 shows ...


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