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Introduction to AeroTransport Data Bank

    Since 1997, ATDB is the only service providing an accurate global and permanently updated details of all worldwide transport aircraft, airlines, private and government operators - and leasing companies.
    Available from the databases are:
    • all transport aircraft with 30 passengers or more, or equivalent cargo payload
    • 12,000+ airlines and other non-commercial operators using any of the above aircraft types
    • all 16,000+ airports with either a IATA or ICAO identification
    • history records and production lists for all airframes: more than 200,000 entries
    • hundreds of aircraft types, including old piston and Soviet types
    • profile, history and directory contacts of all current airlines and leasing companies
    • detailed fleets and portfolios of more than 300 leasing companies
    • additional photographic, register and safety event records
    • full historical coverage since 1930

    Download the latest brochure with description of all available data !

    ATDB services are available online 24 hours a day through subscription. Visitors are welcome to explore.
    Other offline products and services are also available.

How accurate and up to date are the databases ?

    ATDB is the only provider of air transport databases - updated several times a day:

  • databases updates and synchronization routines triggered on average once every other hour
  • more frequent updates are launched if required by major specific event
  • data always cross-checked for accuracy before publication
  • use hundreds of permanent information sources, and automatic robots
  • corrections uploaded minutes after validation
  • daily alerters available to subscribers on fleet changes, new startup carriers, etc

How fast is the information refreshed ?

    ATDB uses the latest in IT technology and targets a response time of 1 second, or less:

  • current release exhibits a 1-window 1-click easy to use interface
  • no struggle with hundreds of options and popup fields: just query the database using simple English language
  • databases constantly fine-tuned for performances
  • details of response time provided for each report
  • exports to Excel available for onward manipulation
  • 100% uptime with emergency mirror sites

How do we compare with other vendors ?

    ATDB proudly announces that we are the only service providing:

  • complete manufacturer coverage: not just Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and ATR
  • full geographical coverage: from operators in Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
  • almost one century of historical data: aviation did not start in 1990
  • permanent data updates: several times a day, every single day
  • any computer or internet device, from anywhere at any time: we are not tied to your office PC
  • data accuracy cross-checked by dozens of experts - we do not sell data entered once in a computer and never verified since !

    ATDB constantly wins hands down any benchmark trial set up by our customers. TRY US NOW !

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Press Publications and Releases

  • ATDB works are mostly reused for commercial, government and historical research by subscribers. Numerous public online applications exist, many can be found by using Google or Yahoo.
  • In addition, our databases are frequently queried to assist the investigations sponsored by the United National Organisation or Amnesty International.
  • If curious, read this headline article from the Wall Street Journal to discover how ATDB began..
  • And here is a WSJ article on air transport economics using ATDB data. And another on aviation safety.
  • Condé Nast Magazine published a review of Asian LCC's using statistics from ATDB.

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Special Projects

  • We set up a special page in early January 2010 to encourage people to give donation for the Haiti 2010 Earthquake Relief.
  • We are also working on ISO-9000 certification. More details soon..



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Find 1 or few aircraft
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  • by military serial
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  • use jokers for fuzzy search
  • by aircraft type and registration
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Find a list of aircraft
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  • by manufacturer name
  • add filter on MSN range
  • add filter on manufacture or delivery date
  • add filter on airframe status
  • add filter on engines
  • add filter on base country or region
  • add filter on airport of storage, part-out
Find a census for an aircraft type
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  • breakdown by airframes status
  • historical and planned deliveries
  • breakdown by geographical region
  • available airframes for sale or lease
  • top operators
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  • new aircraft orders and used transactions
Find aircraft operators, owners or lessors
  • search by company name, IATA or ICAO code
  • add filter on company type: airlines, air forces, leasing companies, ..
  • filter by company status, nationality or region
  • filter by type of aircraft in use or in portfolio
Find subfleets or operators fleets
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  • add filter by aircraft status and ownership level
  • retrieve historical snapshots
  • expand to filtered list of aircraft used by specific operator
Find portfolios of leasing companies
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  • for owner trustee or bank
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Find airports
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  • retrieve details and maps
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Find specific events
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  • split by aircraft type or manufacturer
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  • filter by type, airport, country or region

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