Analysis of industry data by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) reveals there are 14,632 private jets in the United States, equivalent to around 62.5 per cent of the world’s fleet.

The analysis found that among private jets in the US, 37.5 per cent are categorised as heavy or long-range, 36.5 per cent as light, 20.5 per cent as midsize and 5.5 per cent as very light jets.

In terms of which states have the largest fleets of private jets, Texas has the most with 1,651, followed by Florida (1,619), California (1,431), New York (487) and Georgia (439).

Houston on top

When it comes to which US cities have the most private jets, Houston has 329, followed by Dallas (327), Fort Lauderdale (307), Van Nuys (273) and Miami (229).

“The US business aviation sector is the biggest in the world, and it is growing,” said Sean McGeough, VP Commercial ACJ for North America. He added, “in the first six months of 2022, the number of business aviation departures in the US was 15.2 per cent higher than during the same period in 2019.”

First-time buyers

“Because of the huge size of the US and its importance on the global stage, over one-third of private jets registered in the country are categorised as heavy or ultra-long range, which is where we focus. We expect to see strong demand from owners of private jets looking to upgrade to newer models, and we are seeing more potential first-time buyers of larger private jets,” McGeough said.

“With our ACJ TwoTwenty and its compelling proposition of ultimate comfort with superior economics, we are well positioned to capitalize on this growth.”
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