Charter Report Market Intelligence

OEM Overview – Charter Report 2022

OEM Overview – Charter Report 2022

Textron is the most popular manufacturer of charter aircraft in Asia-Pacific with a total of 97 aircraft. Australia has the most, with 32 Textron charter aircraft, which was followed closely by India, which had 23. Bombardier and Gulfstream come in second and third place with 95 and 53 respectively, greatly thanks to the big Large and Long Range fleet in mainland China.

In Asia-Pacific, the Citation 550 family is the most common aircraft model used for charter with 16 aircraft, followed by the Global 6000 and Falcon 2000 family, both with 15 jets each. The most popular Gulfstream charter model is the G550 with 13 jets.

Taken as a whole, the main size categories of charter fleets in Asia-Pacific are Light, Large, and Long Range. In Australia, the largest number of charter aircraft are light-sized, whilst in India there are mainly Large and Light aircraft. Approximately 77% of the charter aircraft are in the Large and Long Range size category in mainland China, which reflects the preference of Asia-Pacific as a whole.

The average age of charter aircraft in Asia-Pacific is 16 years, of which Textron has the highest average age at 19 years, whilst Embraer is the youngest with an average age of 11 years. Overall, the average aircraft age of these major OEMs is mostly between 10 and 20 years.