The 30- to 50-seat RJs continue to lead the regional airline industry fleet with 1,370 actively flying and another 99 on order. The next most popular regional aircraft is the 10- to 19-seat turbopropos with 291 in service and one on order. The 31- to 40 seat turboprop category is next with 263 aircraft in active service. The larger RJs have recently won significant new orders. Some 245 51- to 75-seat RJs are now in operation with 155 more on order. There are 114 orders committed for the largest RJs (76-99 seats), and 36 currently in active service.
In summary, at this time there are 1,615 regional jets in service in the U.S., 39 in storage and 360 on order, plus 757 turboprop aircraft, according to data provided by BACK Aviation Solutions and Regional Horizons trade journal.