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Annual report 11-12 Table 1

Table A.6 Average age of the Australian fleet of civil aircraft at 30 June 2012
Aircraft group by airframe and propulsion characteristics > 56 years 56–47 years 46–37 years 36–27 years 26–17 years 16–7 years 6-2 years < 2 years Group total Proportion of fleet (%)
MTOW = maximum take-off weight
Gliders 19 93 293 366 94 77 31 5 978 6.63
Powered gliders 0 0 30 55 43 55 31 3 217 1.47
Balloons 0 0 0 32 76 153 81 20 362 2.45
Amateur-built aircraft Aeroplane Single engine Piston 0 3 25 110 171 525 277 77 1,188 8.06
Turboprop 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.03
Jet 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.01
Rotary 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.02
Multi engine Piston 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 1 9 0.06
Helicopter Piston 0 3 0 0 9 44 26 9 91 0.62
Turboshaft 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 6 0.04
Production-built aircraft Helicopter Single engine Piston 2 26 63 49 186 346 401 89 1,162 7.88
Turboshaft 0 11 90 187 82 64 54 12 500 3.39
Multi engine Up to 5,700 kg MTOW Turboshaft 0 0 1 42 60 32 25 3 163 1.11
Over 5,701 kg MTOW Turboshaft 0 0 0 14 5 1 19 3 42 0.28
Aeroplane Single engine Up to 5,700 kg MTOW Piston 741 1,123 1,615 2,445 315 584 379 73 7,275 49.33
Turboprop 0 1 6 32 79 118 55 10 301 2.04
Jet 7 5 17 13 2 0 0 0 44 0.30
Over 5,701 kg MTOW Piston 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.03
Turboprop 0 0 0 0 5 25 16 6 52 0.35
Jet 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.04
Multi engine Up to 5,700 kg MTOW Piston 20 81 449 604 23 18 33 10 1,238 8.39
Turboprop 3 0 18 113 26 22 20 4 206 1.40
Jet 0 1 8 16 2 9 13 3 52 0.35
5,701 kg to 20,000 kg MTOW Piston 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0.19
Turboprop 0 0 0 29 130 64 6 4 233 1.58
Jet 1 1 1 39 11 31 18 0 102 0.69
20,001 kg to 50,000 kg MTOW Piston 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.03
Turboprop 3 0 0 1 13 4 21 9 51 0.35
Jet 1 0 1 3 48 18 12 0 83 0.56
50,001 kg to 100,000 kg MTOW Piston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.01
Jet 0 0 1 0 21 92 79 46 239 1.62
Over 100,001 kg MTOW Jet 0 1 0 0 33 32 27 9 102 0.69
Age bracket total 826 1,364 2,618 4,150 1,437 2,324 1,632 397 14,748
Proportion of fleet (%) 5.60 9.25 17.75 28.14 9.74 15.76 11.07 2.69