Engine taxonomy changes

Based on market feedback from customers, this weekend we will be making a number of changes to our engine taxonomy. For those customers who have Saved Searches that include engine models, you may need to update your Saved Searches after the changes have been made to ensure that your Saved Searches still work as expected. A full list of changes is included in the Excel file linked below.

ListofChanges.xlsx

Updates over the Christmas period

Just a quick message to let you know that the UK based Data Teams will be taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period. From Monday 21st December through to Monday 4th January 2021 there will be minimal data updates across our Fleets, MRO, and Interiors datasets.

Despite the backdrop of COVID, it has been our busiest year ever for updates on the commercial, business aviation, helicopter, and military fleets:

  • We have created an additional 159,986 events in the Aircraft Histories
  • We have updated 234,416 aircraft in the database
  • We have added an additional 9,824 aircraft to the database

For the MRO and cabin interior data:

  • We have added 1000 MRO contracts
  • We have added 2500 more cabin interior records (passenger seating, IFE, Internet).

We wish all Cirium customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and rest assured the team will be back raring to go in the new year.

Cirium Data Team (UK)

A note on aircraft returning to service

Just a quick update on the situation with our commercial fleet details as we continue to react to the latest COVID market outlook.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with this pandemic and air travel in particular, we have taken the decision to remove the “scheduled to return / enter service” event from all aircraft currently in storage, except for those where airlines have announced a planned return for their fleet or sub-fleets.

As always, we will continue to review on a daily basis the latest flight status of fleets as well as reflecting the very latest announcements and press statements from the airlines as they re-shape their fleet plans.

Customers will need to be mindful of the above change when using any future fleet date in Analyzer as the aircraft will now still show in storage in the coming years.

Projection Module: The Retirement Model

Why are there so many retirements during the current period?

When using the Projections tab within Fleets Analyzer, and showing Retirement events, you may notice a large number of events during the current period (month, quarter, year), along with a corresponding drop in the number of in-service aircraft.

When there is no known retirement date for an aircraft, under the Projections tab, a basic retirements model is used. The model uses the following rules: Continue reading “”

A330neo taxonomy update

To standardise our taxonomy for the A330 type, we have amended the Master Series for the A330neo types from the generic A330neo to the relevant A330-800neo and A330-900neo.

Please be aware that any Saved Searches that include the A330neo as a filter option may need to be updated.

Following the Fleet recovery

During the peak period of commercial aircraft being placed into storage as a result of COVID-19 (March), we applied a “default” return to service of 30 September 2020. At that time, it was very much unknown what the lasting impact would be of the pandemic, but, from observing the fleet activities of the last few months, we have now started to review any remaining scheduled return to service dates. In reviewing the scheduled return dates until the end of the year, we have applied the following logic: Continue reading “”

OEM name changes

Based on customer feedback, we are making a series of OEM name changes to bring our data up to date with our policy of reflecting the current support OEM. These name changes will be implemented in Fleets Analyzer from 8 July.
IMPORTANT: if you have Saved Searches that contain the aircraft types or manufacturers listed in the table below, then please open your Saved Search (after 2pm 8th July – UK time) and update if necessary.

Aircraft Type Old Manufacturer New Manufacturer
DHC-8 Bombardier (De Havilland) De Havilland Canada
DHC-4 Bombardier (De Havilland) Viking Air
Convair 540 Bombardier (Canadair) General Dynamics
Convair 580 Bombardier (Canadair) General Dynamics
Kodiak Quest Daher
SC.7 Skyvan Bombardier (Shorts) Viking Air
Short 330 Bombardier (Shorts) Viking Air
Short 360 Bombardier (Shorts) Viking Air
Tucano Bombardier (Shorts) Embraer