Airline Fleets 2020 Editors: Lyn Buttifant and Chris Chatfield
This year’s edition of Airline Fleets has again reached 800 pages, covering over 2700 operators in 203 countries. It is an easy-to-read companion to our best-selling Airline Fleets Quick Reference, covering not only the jet and turbine operators of that excellent book, but piston operators (including helicopters) involved in parcel delivery, tourism charters, oil industry support, emergency medical and some police activities, down to Cherokee Six and Ecureuil size.
Additional information not in AFQR includes immediate previous identities, call-signs, special liveries, fleet numbers, leasing details and major operational bases with the relevant IATA codes. There are 42 pages of indices, including a list of operators removed since the 2019 edition with the explanation, IATA and ICAO operator designators cross-referenced to operator. There are also operator, nationality prefix and airline alliance indices. Most immediately useful is the additional 23-page type-by-type listing of jet and turbine aircraft in corporate, government and military VIP use.
Overall, information received up to 31st March 2020 is included. Hardback, 800 pages