The drastic reduction of air traffic, caused by the the coronavirus pandemic, forced air carriers, both commercial air companies and private charter operators, to keep the most part of their aircraft in parking areas.
Around 15,200 aircraft, which constitute 58% of the world`s fleet, don`t perform regular flights at the present moment.
On April 6 alone over 600 aircraft worldwide were withdrawn from regular activity, including one- and twin-aisle aircraft and regional jets that had no flights for at least 7 days in a row.
Fleets of almost all aircraft models are constantly showing operational decrease, with the exception of Airbus A300 which has registered 8 airliners returning to operation.
The new generation of twinjet widebody aircraft turned out to be the most preferable for customers under crisis conditions.
For instance, Airbus could keep 31 aircraft of its A350 model in operation - 31% of its worldwide fleet. As for Boeing 787, its opponent, 166 aircraft are still in operation. Coincidentally these are also 31% of the model`s worldwide fleet.
Companies are obviously refraining from sending more aircraft for long-term parking and prefer keeping minimal operational features - yet with less expenses.