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 “”
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 “”
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.
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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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.
- Start in the Deals section, Detail view.
- 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.
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.
- Start in the Deals section, Detail tab.
- In the Deal Dates & Identification filter, adjust the deal start dates to 1 January and the deal status to Completed.
- Run the search and see how many deals have been done.
- Go to Summary view, select the grouping by Deal Structure – view the resulting screen in Figure 1.
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).
- On the Aircraft section, filter until you have the list of aircraft you are interested in.
- Move to the Trend Tab and then select the Add/Remove Metric button.
- In the Add/Remove Metric dialogue, under the Event heading, select the “Total Scheduled Delivery of….” metrics you wish to see.
- Use the date picker in the top left of the page to select a date range in the future.
In this example, we’re going to show the trend in total hours and period hours for Delta Air Lines’ A320s.
- Go to the Aircraft section, Detail tab.
- In the Quick Filter Search (QFS) type “A320” and select A320 under the Aircraft Type category.
- In the QFS type “Delta Air” and select Delta Air Lines under the Operators category.
- In the QFS type “in service” and select In Service under the Status category. You should see around 69 aircraft in the grid.
- 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.
- 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.
- Now select the calendar picker in the top left and select 2010 – 2015, Yearly.
- 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.
In this example, we’re going to use the Aircraft section and populate the results grid with a specific set of aircraft. Rather than using coarse filters such as Aircraft Type etc., we’re going to filter by individual aircraft using multiple registration numbers. After we have the set of aircraft we’re interested in, we’re then going to save the search so we can view the aircraft again at a later date. This is a useful feature if you’re responsible for monitoring a particular group of aircraft that cannot be filtered by other means.
- Go to the Aircraft section.
- Click the Add Filter Menu.
- On the Age & Identification page, in the Registration numbers text box, enter the following registration numbers separated by commas; F-WWBA, JY-JAC, VT-EPB, and VT-EPC. The results grid should be populated with four aircraft (Figure 1).
In this example, we’re going to look at the fleet of Boeing 767s along with their original primary usage, and compare this with their primary usage at today’s date.
- Go to the Aircraft Events section.
- In the Quick Filter Search (QFS) type “767” and select 767 under the Aircraft Type category.
- In the QFS type “delivered” and select Delivered (Hand over) under the Detail Events Types category. You should see around 1000 767 aircraft delivery events in the grid.
- Click the Add/Remove Columns button, remove the default columns and add the following: New Aircraft Sub-Series, New Primary Usage and Current Primary Usage.
- Now click the Event Date column header and Sort Ascending. You’ll notice that all the original deliveries (in 1982) were for passenger aircraft, but as you scroll through the grid you’ll notice that many have since been converted to Freight/Cargo (Figure 1).