Jane's All the World's Aircraft

Jane's All the World's Aircraft is an aviation annual publication founded by John Frederick Thomas Jane in 1909. Long issued by Sampson Low, Marston in Britain (with various publishers in the U.S.), it has been published by Jane's Information Group since 1989/90.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft
EditorPaul Jackson, FRAeS
PublisherJane's Information Group
First issue1909
CountryUnited Kingdom

The first volume's title referred to "airships" while all since have referenced "aircraft". After World War I, the format of the book shifted from an oblong ("landscape") format to the present "portrait" orientation. With the 1993/94 edition, the book was divided into two volumes that continue to appear annually. The main volume focuses on aircraft in production while the second book describes older aircraft and upgrades, both military and civil. While 2009 was the centennial year of Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2013 marked the 100th edition—the disparity due to disruptions (chiefly with volumes covering two years) during the two World Wars. Starting in 1969, Arco (New York) issued the following six volumes in facsimile editions: 1909, 1913, 1919, 1938, 1944-45, and 1950-51.


  • Fred T. Jane (founding editor), 1909–1915
  • C. G. Grey, 1916–1936
  • C. G. Grey with Leonard Bridgeman, 1937
  • Leonard Bridgman, 1938–1958
  • John W. R. Taylor, 1959–1990
  • Mark Lambert, 1991–1994
  • Paul Jackson, 1995–present


    • Brooks, Richard. Fred T. Jane: An Eccentric Visionary. Coulsdon, Surrey: Jane's Information Group, 1997.
    • IHS Jane's Website
    • Current editorial team
    • Ravo, Nick (December 26, 1999). "John Taylor, 77, Top Editor for 'Jane's All the World's Aircraft'". Obituaries. The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
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