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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airliner

Due to the war going on, the first batch of these planes went to the U.S. Army and Air Forces, and was named the C-54 Skymaster. Some of these that were used in the war would later be converted for the airline industry, along with the passenger and cargo versions that were placed on the market once the war ended.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One

All-metal aircraft, more reliable engines, and new radio aids to navigation had made commercial airline travel safer and more convenient. Life insurance companies even began to offer airline pilots insurance policies, albeit at extravagant rates, and many commercial travelers and government officials began using the ...

www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/number-of-planes-in-air

May 19, 2017 ... The lightest day for air traffic was the start of the new year, Jan. 1, 2017, when — at the day's peak — there were 3,354 planes in the sky at the same time. Amazing how many commercial planes are in the air at 5:30am PDT ✈ Source: @flightaware pic.twitter.com/hiwNOluCTM. — Sim (@SimCopter_1) ...

www.businessinsider.com/flight-radar-planes-2015-8

Aug 23, 2015 ... If you want to see all the planes in the air at any given time, this is your website.

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-map-of-every-passenger-plane-in-the-skies-at-this-instant-39070996

Sep 17, 2012 ... This site tracks thousands of passenger planes as they fly around the world. ... Dornier 328; All Embraer models (except most new deliveries of Embraer E190); Jetstream 32; Fokker 50; McDonnell Douglas DC-9, MD-80, MD-90; Saab 340 and 2000; “Air Force One”; Most older aircraft; Most military aircraft.

www.bravotv.com/blogs/how-many-airplanes-fly-at-the-same-time

May 19, 2017 ... On January 1, 2017, there were just 3,354 planes in the sky at the day's peak. Likewise, the heaviest air traffic day was August 5, 2016, when a staggering 12,856 planes carrying 1,590,929 all soared at the same time. It hardly seems like a coincidence that August 5 is the most expensive day to travel of the ...

www.quora.com/How-many-airplanes-are-in-flight-on-average-at-any-given-time-worldwide

You may have heard that at any given time there are thousands planes flying the skies worldwide. But once you're up in the air, you may never see another one of them until you're in the line-up to land, so this quantity may not really hit home unless you see it visually on one map. Thanks to Flightradar24, you can.

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-truths/how-many-planes-are-there-in-the-world

Aug 16, 2017 ... How many are needed? So quite a lot of aircraft - but not nearly enough. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a UN body, says that the “global air transport network” doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and that it's expected to do so again by 2030. Boeing, one of the world's biggest ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204838/Rush-hour-skies-Real-time-map-shows-plane-air-right-now.html

Sep 17, 2012 ... At any given moment there are an estimated 5000 commercial airplanes in the skies over the United States and now there's a website that enables you to track them, in real time, on a map. ... Rush hour in the skies: Real time map that shows you every plane in the air right now. By Daily Mail Reporter.