We have discussed aging fleets and old aircraft before.  But just how old can an aircraft get and still be in service?  Our research shows that the oldest in-service commercial aircraft operate in Africa.  We’d guess you’re not surprised.

Here’s a list of the top fifteen oldest aircraft we could find listed as active in Africa.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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