Average fleet age was 13 years as of January 2010 compared to 15 years in January 2007 and 14 years in January 2008
New report submitted last week by Israel's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to Israel's transport minister noted that the average fleet age of Israel's civil aircraft, operated by five air operators: El Al, Sun d'Or International Airlines Limited – a charter airline, Arkia, Israir & CAL, is down.
Average fleet age was 13 years as of January 2010 compared to 15 years in January 2007 and 14 years in January 2008.
In January 2010 total fleet consisted of 51 aircraft of which 42 were jet aircraft and 9 turboprop aircraft. (Turboprop engines are generally used on small subsonic aircraft)
In January 2010 the number of passenger aircraft was 40, El Al's fleet consisted of 35 aircraft, compared to 30 in January 2009 and 37 in January 2008.
The number of cargo freighters in January was two compared to four in January 2009 and six in January 2008.
The CAA is the regulator for the civil aviation sector, in compliance with the law, standardization and the international treaties to which the State of Israel is signatory. The CAA is responsible for promoting aviation safety, development, maximizing the level of aviation transport services, safeguarding Israel's air carriers; minimizing environmental impact; implementing government policy concerning civil aviation.