• Question: How many planes are in the world?

    Asked by Rocketronny to Monica on 11 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Monica Rozeik

      Monica Rozeik answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I think that’s a question for a mechanical engineer! I had a quick look and there’s a cool flight tracking app that would let you see on a map how many are in the air at any one time. You should find that with a search on Google.

      Just over the USA, there can be over 5000 planes flying at anyone time and about 20,000 in total in the world…that’s pretty cool!