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Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 am

Per a search, it appears this question hasn't been asked since 2003.
What airports currently have the greatest regular variety of scheduled commercial aircraft ? That would include passenger and freight aircraft that operate on a regular schedule in/out of them. They might include where have from small Cessna's freighters used by Fed Ex to A-380's. This woudn't include military or General Aviation/non-Commercial aircraft. I suspect major pax and freighter hub airports would be likely candidates. Put on your thinking goggles guys and gals !
 
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Re: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:40 pm

I think we had a similar kind of thread last year, where I mentioned JNB to be probably one of the most diverse...from Cessna208 to A380 services.
JNB has pax operations by the following types (if I remember all):

Props:
Cessna208, Beech1900D, Jetstream41, Embraer120, Dash8-100, Dash8-300, Dash8-Q400, ATR42, ATR72

Regional Jets:
ERJ135, ERJ140, ERJ145, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900
AvroRJ85, ERJ170, ERJ190

Narrowbodies:
A319, A320, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500, 737-700, 737-800

Widebodies:
767-200, 767-300, 777-200ER, 777-200LR, 777-300ER, 787-8, 787-9, 747-400, 747-8i
A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-600, A350-900, A380

Might get the odd MD80series and 737-200 still operating on charters...lots parked and stored though, together with 727s

Notable types not present: 757, A321, 737-900
Other types not present: 717, 737-600, CS100,CS300, CRJ1000, E175,E195...and no A320neo or 737MAX yet, but Comair start receiving MAXes from next year.

Then there's the freighters, also varying from small prop ones to 744F (not sure if there's still 747-8F), including Russian types, 777F, A330F, 737-200F, 737-300F, MD-11


I won't necessarily say that big hubs will dominate such a list, because they're then usually home to a bigger dominant hub carrier with more standard fleets and/or so restricted that you'll see less smaller aircraft.
 
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Re: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:24 pm

My guess would be that MIA must be right up there. It always amazes me the variety of aircraft there.
A319 320 321 330 340 380 B707 727 737 747 757 767 777 787 BAe1-11 Trident 1, 2, 3B Viscount Lancaster VC10 HS748, ATP DHC-1, 3 Dash-8 Dash-400 Shorts 330 360 Embraer Banderiante Brasileria 175 190 BAe146 Saab 200 DC-3 -8 -9 -10 MD-11 ATR42-72
 
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Re: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:15 pm

LAX would be up there as well. Just due to the variety of international airlines and the aircrafts they fly into LAX; not to mention the cargo aircrafts and the sheer variety of domestic service.
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:48 am

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Re: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:56 am

ltbewr wrote:
Per a search, it appears this question hasn't been asked since 2003.
What airports currently have the greatest regular variety of scheduled commercial aircraft ? That would include passenger and freight aircraft that operate on a regular schedule in/out of them. They might include where have from small Cessna's freighters used by Fed Ex to A-380's. This woudn't include military or General Aviation/non-Commercial aircraft. I suspect major pax and freighter hub airports would be likely candidates. Put on your thinking goggles guys and gals !

I'm going to nominate a small airport with relatively few movements, so the total selection will almost certainly not the greatest of all, but for it's size & somewhat limited number of movements, the variety at Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) is incredible.
Take the most recent image from Google Earth (2010)
There are only 9 aircraft on the deck, comprising 7/8 different types
Ryanair B738 - two off
Unidentified B737 classic,
Atlas Air B767
Aeroflot Cargo MD-11F
Unidentified Il-76
Volga-Dnepr An-124
ACG or possibly Kalitta Air B747
Air Armenia An-12
And that is just a snapshot at one random period in time. Where else can you go where almost every a/c is a different type, and in such a dramatic way.

Obviously there are other types too; in recent years it has also seen B777, A340, A330, A320, A300, An-24, B757, F27, SF340, Saab 2000, An-22, An-74 & others
- although how many of these types are still current today is a question I cannot answer.


Plus it seems to get more than it's fair share of tailstrikes, heavy landings, and exciting departure angles.



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