Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: May 13, 2020     Views: 122

  • World Air Transport Statistics, 2006+, is perhaps the best source
    • Includes statistics for traffic, capacity, employees, and aircraft fleets.
    • Current print edition, 1957+, in Firestone Data and Statistical Services, older editions in Firestone stacks, call number HE9911.W87
      • Includes statistics on demand for air transport, supply of air transport, performance of the airline industry, and airline rankings.
  • IBISWorld
  • Passport  - from the Industries tab, select Travel. Use the Search Tree to refine your search.
  • Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys, part of S&P NetAdvantage, for industry overviews
    • Click on Industry Surveys and then Airlines. 
  • U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics has detailed data.
  • Bloomberg in Firestone (A Floor - RIS Suite) has some airline specific data.
    • Once you have identified tickers, you can look at industry specific data through the API Function. 
  • FAA Aviation/Aerospace Forecasts
    • 1988-1999 FAA Aviation Forecasts in Print: ReCAP call number TD 4.57/2:
    • 2010-2030 to 2019-2039 FAA Aerospace Forecasts available electronically
  • 1937+ annual report from the Air Transport Association (now called Airlines for America - A4A)

Print holdings (note title changes) at call number HE9911 .A26 (ReCAP):

  • 2003-2010: Economic report : a review of the U.S. airline industry
  • 1997-2002: Annual report. air transport association of America.
  • 1971-1996 (lacks 1973, 1975-1976, 1991): Air transport
  • 1966-1970 (lacks 1968): Air transport facts & figures
  • 1960-1964 (lacks 1961, 1963): Facts and figures about air transportation (1960-1964 bound with 1957 of earlier title)
  • 1947/48-1957 (lacks 1949-1952, 1958-1959): Air transport facts & figures (1957 bound with 1960-1964 of later title)
  • 1945-1946: Air transportation
  • 1942-1944: Little known facts about the scheduled air transport industry

(Also, search Google to find electronic versions of some of these reports.)

  • Also see Aerospace Industry Report:  Facts, Figures & Outlook for the Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing Industry.  2011+.  TL501 .A37 (Current edition in DSS and Engineering Library Ready Reference; older in Engineering Library).
    • Continues Aerospace Facts and Figures:  (Firestone) HE9911 .A957 (1945, 1953, 1955-1959,1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1966, 1979, 1982-2009).


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