Aircraft are fixed or rotary wing vehicles capable of self-sustaining flight, typically powered by either a rotary or jet engine. They appear in Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Mafia II, and Mafia III. They are inoperable by the player and appear as scripted events or static displays.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
- They first appear in Omerta at the Lost Heaven International Airport where they can be seen in hangars, on runways, and in the air.
- Their second appearance is in Crème De La Crème where Tommy Angelo, Sam, and Paulie shoot down Don Morello's airplane as it attempts to take off and escape Lost Heaven.
- In Mafia II they first appear in Home Sweet Home where a large formation of USAAF B-17 aircraft can be seen flying over Empire Bay as Joe Barbaro takes Vito Scaletta to Freddy's Bar in Little Italy.
- Later as Vito makes his way home after being dropped off by a taxi, two B-17 Flying Fortresses can be seen flying above.
- For the remainder of the game airplanes can be seen flying high above Empire Bay either alone or in formations of three.
- Airplanes appear in Mafia III as scripted events in the missions Are We Cool and Hot Rubber & Cold Blood, both involving air drops.
- They can also be seen parked on the tarmac of Marais Airport and the unnamed airport seen in North Lake.
- A crashed cargo plane is featured in Stones Unturned, which Lincoln Clay and John Donovan visit while tracking down The Nuke.
- After Lincoln and Donovan retrieve the nuke on the Unknown Island, it is airlifted away using a Military helicopter.
- In the 1940s era of Mafia II, radio announcer Lowell Harris of Press Radio News makes a reference to the World War II British fighter aircraft The Spitfire.