Airbus analysis reveals US private jet hotspots


Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has found that almost a third (4,876) of business jets in the US are based in Texas, Florida and California, according to its newest analysis.

Of the total US fleet of 14,999, 11.5% (1,726) are based in Texas, closely followed by 11.3% (1,696) in Florida. Almost a tenth (1,454) are located in California.

The other seven locations in the top 10 states for business jets were New York (3.4%), Georgia (3%), Ohio (3%), Tennessee (2.6%), North Caolina (2.6%), Michigan (2.5%) and Illinois (2.5%).

Going by aircraft type, the state with the most long-range, ultra-long-range and bizliner jets was California, with 16.7% (258) of the US’ 1,548-strong fleet. Again, Florida and Texas ranked in the top three states for this aircraft type, with 163 (10.5%) based in Florida and 137 (8.9%) in Texas.

The analysis also compared the percentage of US business jets for sale with ACJ’s fleet for sale. It found that around 5.4% (815) of the US fleet was on the market, whereas only 1.4% of ACJ’s fleet was for sale.

Sean McGeough, vice president Commercial North America, ACJ said he attributes this to ACJ’s “unwavering commitment to commonality, dependability and efficiency built into every aircraft”.

Recent data from WINGX shows that Teterboro remained the busiest business jet airport this last quarter, although departures were down 1% compared with quarter one (Q1) 2022 and 3% compared with Q1 2019.