Most Popular Aircraft Types

Thywissen, John A. Most Popular Aircraft Types. 2008 Feb 05 [cited 2019 Jul 20]. In: Fly with John Thywissen, CFI, CFII, IGI [Internet]. Austin (TX): John A. Thywissen; 2003– Available from: http://www.flyjohn.com/aircraft-types.html

According to the FAA aircraft registration database in early 2007, with some manual (and probably error-prone) merging of models of the same type.

NumberMake/ModelCategoryClassPowerplant
25,671Cessna 172 SkyhawkAirplaneSingle enginePiston
22,300Piper PA-28 CherokeeAirplaneSingle enginePiston
17,975Cessna 150/152AirplaneSingle enginePiston
14,882Cessna 182 SkylaneAirplaneSingle enginePiston
7,615Mooney M20AirplaneSingle enginePiston
6,942Beech 35 BonanzaAirplaneSingle enginePiston
5,818Cessna 210 CenturionAirplaneSingle enginePiston
5,252Champion 7/Champion 11/Aeronica 7AirplaneSingle enginePiston
5,225Piper PA-22 ColtAirplaneSingle enginePiston
4,865Piper PA-32 SaratogaAirplaneSingle enginePiston
4,709Piper J3 CubAirplaneSingle enginePiston
4,171Piper PA-18 Super CubAirplaneSingle enginePiston
4,043Beech 55 BaronAirplaneMulti-enginePiston
3,724Piper PA-23 Apache/AztecAirplaneMulti-enginePiston
3,323Piper PA-24 ComancheAirplaneSingle enginePiston
3,246Cessna 310AirplaneMulti-enginePiston
3,164Cessna 180 SkywagonAirplaneSingle enginePiston
3,098Cessna 206 StationairAirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,664Cessna 170AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,861Beech 36 BonanzaAirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,556Cessna 140AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,812Beech 90/100/200/300 King AirAirplaneMulti-engineTurbine
2,809Cessna 177 CardinalAirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,690Beech 19/23/24 Musketeer/...AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,683Stinson 108AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,453Taylorcraft (L2?)AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,412Stearman/Boeing 75AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,406Luscombe 8AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,329Piper PA-31 NavajoAirplaneMulti-enginePiston
2,264Beech 33 BonanzaAirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,217Ercoupe 415AirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,106Grumman AA-1/AA-5 Yankee/Trainer/Travele/Cheetah/TigerAirplaneSingle enginePiston
2,071Bell 206 JetRangerHelicopterMuti-engineTurbine