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Total Aircraft Inventory (USAF)
 
Latest update: July 2021
 
Air Force Magazine annually publishes the United States Air Force & Space Force Almanac in the month May or June. In the Almanac several reports can be found related to aircraft and personnel numbers. Related to aviation the annual Total Aircraft Inventory provides an inside in the number of aircraft operated by the USAF broken down by aircraft role and operator (Active duty, ANG, AFRC). The reports are presented "As of September 30". Based on this the reports here are presented at the start of a fiscal year (FY) which is on October 1 for the United States of America.
 
Total Aircraft Inventory (USAF)
 
 
Total Aircraft Inventory number of aircraft
 
Aircraft role 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Bomber 0 159 162 162 159 159 158 158 157 157 158 158
Fighter/Attack 0 1.967 2.025 2.025 2.012 1.962 2.034 1.970 1.981 2.016 2.056 2.094
Special Operations Forces 0 112 126 126 130 128 148 136 142 136 144 154
ISR/BM/C3 0 456 511 511 491 542 538 533 544 520 497 491
Tanker 0 511 507 507 501 497 491 489 487 472 493 526
Transport 0 847 805 805 783 762 727 697 664 660 667 825
Helicopter 0 192 202 202 170 188 189 192 191 186 192 198
Trainer 0 1.000 1.213 1.213 1.189 1.195 1.187 1.194 1.183 1.181 1.180 1.179
Total 0 5.244 5.551 5.551 5.435 5.433 5.472 5.369 5.349 5.328 5.387 5.625
 
Total Aircraft Inventory number of aircraft by service
 
Service 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
ACTIVE 0 3.747 4.010 4.017 3.927 3.987 3.987 3.962 3.954 3.944 4.015 4.100
AFRC 0 363 376 370 361 360 361 327 315 320 324 366
ANG 0 1.134 1.165 1.164 1.147 1.086 1.124 1.080 1.080 1.064 1.048 1.159
Total 0 5.244 5.551 5.551 5.435 5.433 5.472 5.369 5.349 5.328 5.387 5.625
 
Total Aircraft Inventory reports
 
Active ANG AFCR
     
     
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