Searching for a saved search

This is a sneak peek at an upcoming feature, due to be released later this month (September).

On the homepage, you can currently search for and launch an aircraft profile or a company profile. But if you want to launch a saved search, you have to navigate to the Saved Search page. In the next release (assuming testing is successful), we’re adding a third search box on the homepage. This will search all saved searches (yours, those shared with you, and those created by FlightGlobal). The results dropdown will show the owner of the saved search, as well as the relevant section. Continue reading “”

Aircraft Base Location

Based on requests from customers, we are pleased to announce we have released individual aircraft base locations for our business aviation and helicopter data sets.

This new data point is based upon the airport or helipad where the individual aircraft is most frequently known to be operating. We have built and researched this data by speaking to operators and OEMs, using flight tracking software, and monitoring enthusiast sources. Continue reading “”

How we have improved the Export capability in Fleets Analyzer

Exporting data is a key feature of any data tool, and this is true of Fleets Analyzer. When we designed the export feature we increased (compared to previous products) the limit on the number of exportable rows to 100,000 and placed no limit on the number of columns. We also made sure that the exported Excel file is an exact copy of the results grid, including the column order.

What we didn’t have access to when designing the export solution for Fleets Analyser was data on the export habits of users of our previous products (ACAS and ASO Fleets). It’s clear now that we underestimated the frequency with which Fleets Analyzer users export data, and also the size of those exports. Continue reading “”

“Run search” button – questionnaire results

We recently (March 2017) solicited feedback from users regarding the possibility of including a “Run search” button. At the moment, a search is initiated after each filter has been added via the Quick Filter Select (QFS).

Why did we ask the question?

There are two reasons why we were considering making this change:

  • We had received a request from a user who suggested we do so.
  • It would reduce the number of queries being sent to our servers, and therefore reduce the server load.

The mock-up below shows how this could look if implemented. In the mock-up the selected filters are no longer in sync with the results (as a new filter has been added since the search was last run), so the results are “disabled”, and a “Run search” button has been added.

Figure 1. A mock-up showing the “Run search” button (click image to view full size)

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Defining the age of an aircraft

Defining age

The age of an aircraft in Fleets Analyzer is defined as follows:

  • If the aircraft at the query date has the status “Retired” or “Written Off”, the aircraft age will be null (shown as “-” on detail grids).
  • In all other cases, the aircraft age will be the number of years between the query date and the Aircraft Start of Life Date.
  • The Aircraft Start of Life Date will be one of the following dates (in order of precedence, i.e. the first in the list that is available will be used), rounded nearest to one decimal place:
    • First Flight Date.
    • The earliest date the aircraft reached either status “In Service” or “Storage”.
  • If the Aircraft Start of Life Date is null, the aircraft age will be null (shown as “-” on detail grids) e.g. for aircraft with a status of “On order”.
  • If the Aircraft Start of Life Date is greater than the query date, the aircraft age will be null (shown as “-” on detail grids)

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