Romania’s civil fleet consists of 203 aircrafts, one quarter Soviet-made

Sorin Melenciuc 31/05/2018 | 15:48

Romania’s civil aircraft fleet increased in 2017 with two airplanes up to 203 items at the end of last year, but one quarter of it is composed of old Soviet-made airplanes and helicopters, official data show.

According to National Institute of Statistics (INS), Romania had at the end of last year 78 passenger transport airplanes (up from 67 in 2016), 39 utility airplanes (down from 41 in 2016), 32 sport and training school airplanes (down from 37), 20 “special destination” airplanes (up from 15) and 34 helicopters (down from 41 in 2016).

Of the passenger transport airplanes, 43 (55 percent of total) are Boeing.

Romania has in its civil fleet 49 Soviet-made aircrafts (24.1 percent of the fleet) – 35 Antonov AN-2 utility airplanes and 14 Kamov Ka-26 light utility helicopters used for crop dusting.

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