Aviation News by the Numbers

Lots of cool stuff is happening in the aviation world. Reports released last week include everything from storm statistics to positive forecasts for the aviation market. Both a huge long-range jet and a brand-new 5-seater made headlines this week. Some of the numbers are pretty impressive. Here’s a quick digest of the varied reports.

19,574 — This is how many flights were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, the immense storm system that came ashore on Monday and wreaked havoc across the northeastern U.S. (as of 11/1/12)

4.5 million — The price tag on the tiny 5-seater HondaJet, which investors are hoping will be the “Civic of the Skies.” Although behind schedule, manufacture of the fuel-efficient aircraft has begun in Greensboro, N.C.

65 — The age of the NBAA annual meeting and convention going on right now (10/29-11/1) in Orlando. Here’s the photo gallery.

3,500 — The price of a one-way ticket on a new service from BlackJet. Fly between New York and California or Florida with the new business headed by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp.

250,000,000,000 — The value in dollars of new corporate jets Honeywell predicts to be delivered by 2022.

35 — The number of Boeing 737 Max jets ordered by Rostech in a $3 billion deal.

1,193 —The fastest speed (in m.p.h.) ever reached by an aircraft. This record was set in 1976 by a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has verified records since 1905, and it has a booth at NBAA this week.

Now you’re ready to impress your friends with not only statistics, but also super cool aviation trivia!

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