Viewing recently stored aircraft

The recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has caused significant numbers of the world’s aircraft to be moved from ‘In Service’ to ‘Storage’. Our fleet research team are busy monitoring the situation and making status changes to individual aircraft with the help of evidence from flight tracking data. Information can be found here which describes the methodology. To see daily updates, please visit here. Continue reading “”

Aircraft build location

We are pleased to announce that we have recently added Build Location to Fleets Analyzer. Build location represents the final assembly location and is assigned to individual aircraft.

In total, we have added build location to over 173,000 aircraft across all market groups. For the commercial fleet, we have build location for 88% of delivered aircraft. Continue reading “”

Lease Expiries Saved Search

We’ve recently created a Lease Expiries readymade report (Saved Search), similar in format to the corresponding context previously available in Ascend Fleets. You can select this from the Saved Search page (link). The Lease Expiries Saved Search will list all the known future scheduled leased expiry activity, from 1st Dec 2017 to the end of 2018 as a default. You’re free to adjust the lease expiry date range using the date range feature in the top left-hand corner or via the Add Filter Menu button within the Events category.

Figure 1. The new Lease Expiries Saved Search (click to view full size).

Supported browsers

We have taken the decision to update our list of supported browsers. The new list is as follows:

  • Google Chrome (previous 12 months)
  • Mozilla Firefox (previous 12 months)
  • Microsoft Edge (previous 12 months)
  • Safari (previous 12 months)
  • Internet Explorer 11

With the exception of Internet Explorer, browsers have transitioned from large infrequent releases – eg, IE9, 10, 11, etc – to a more frequent update cycle. Because of this, we have had to move away from stating specific browser versions; instead, we will state a specific period of time after release. We have chosen a period of 12 months. The exception to this is Internet Explorer 11, which is the only version of IE still supported by Microsoft and still the standard for many corporate users. We will continue to support IE11.

What if your favourite browser is not on the list?

If your browser of choice is not on the list, that does not mean you can’t continue to use it. However, we won’t be able to provide support for any issues that are specific to non-supported browsers.

How-To videos

For those who are new to Fleets Analyzer, or those who would like to understand the product better, there are a series of short (2-4 mins each) YouTube videos that explain some of the most useful features. There are 11 videos so far, and the total running time is around 30 mins.

We will continue to add videos as new features are released.

Looking for the original owner of aircraft

During one of our training sessions at the recent Paris air show, we had a request to bring in “original owner” as a field, in the same way that we have “original operator”. Original operator is a field that was brought into Fleets Analyzer as it was available in our legacy products and is often used by customers. There are nine different company roles that can link a company to a specific aircraft, and operator is just one. Although original owner cannot be added in the same way as original operator, it can still be found (as could original manager etc.).

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Search Example: Reviewing company activity

In this example, we are going to review what known deal activity a particular company has been involved in. This workflow would be useful to users who want to monitor competitor activity or find out more about the experience of their potential customers or partners.

  1. Start in the Deals section, Detail view.
  2. Click add filter, select the Any Participant filter in Deals and select the company or companies you are interested in monitoring, click accept and view the Deals that the company participated in any capacity. Similarly, you can search for a company’s participation in other roles (i.e. Seller, Buyer, Equity Provider, etc.) – see Figure 1.
Figure 1. Deals with AWAS as participant in any role (click image to view full size).

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Search Example: Analysing deals in the year to date

In this example, we are going to review which deals have happened in the year to date to see what deal type is the most popular. Is the most popular type of deal overall the same as the most popular type of deals for the a/c type we are specifically looking at? For this, we shall look at the completed deals from the start of the year until today, and then apply filtering.

  1. Start in the Deals section, Detail tab.
  2. In the Deal Dates & Identification filter, adjust the deal start dates to  1 January and the deal status to Completed.
  3. Run the search and see how many deals have been done.
  4. Go to Summary view, select the grouping by Deal Structure – view the resulting screen in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Completed deals in the year to date by deal structure (click image to view full size).

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Search Example: Future aircraft delivery schedule split by order type

To see the expected number of aircraft deliveries, but split by the order type (order, LOI etc.), we will have to use the Trend Tab, and then select the new “scheduled delivery of …” metrics introduced in release 7.11 (28 March 2016).

  1. On the Aircraft section, filter until you have the list of aircraft you are interested in.
  2. Move to the Trend Tab and then select the Add/Remove Metric button.
  3. In the Add/Remove Metric dialogue, under the Event heading, select the “Total Scheduled Delivery of….” metrics you wish to see.
  4. Use the date picker in the top left of the page to select a date range in the future.
Figure 1. A320neo future deliveries split by order type (click image to view full size).

Search Example: Viewing individual aircraft total hours and period hours for Delta Air Lines’ A320s

In this example, we’re going to show the trend in total hours and period hours for Delta Air Lines’ A320s.

  1. Go to the Aircraft section, Detail tab.
  2. In the Quick Filter Search (QFS) type “A320” and select A320 under the Aircraft Type category.
  3. In the QFS type “Delta Air” and select Delta Air Lines under the Operators category.
  4. In the QFS type “in service” and select In Service under the Status category. You should see around 69 aircraft in the grid.
  5. Now click on the Trend tab, and when presented with Add/Remove grouping dialogue, remove the defaults groups and add the following from under the Age and identification heading: Flightglobal ID and Registration. Then click Accept.
  6. When presented with the Select metrics dialogue, remove the defaults, and add the following from under the Hours and Cycles heading: Total Cumulative Hours, and Total Period Hours.
  7. Now select the calendar picker in the top left and select 2010 – 2015, Yearly.
  8. You should now see around 138 rows (69 aircraft x 2 metrics) similar to that shown below (Figure 1).

Grouping by FG ID (a unique key for individual aircraft) essentially creates a grouping of individual aircraft, and by also adding registration, we have given ourselves an easy way to identify each aircraft.

Figure 1. Total hours and period hours at individual aircraft level (click image to view full size).