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Business: Aviation Business

A guide to sources for marketing and market research.

Aviation Business

Resources on the "Companies & Industries" page will also provide information on aviation and aerospace, but these resources are very specific to business research and data relating to these industries.

Researching the Aviation Industry (incl. airlines, airports, market research, etc.)

Airlines; manufacturers; air cargo; traffic; company, market and industry data. For data on specific aircraft, see Aircraft Data box.

Aircraft Data

Values, specs, performance. For traffic, see Industry box. For detailed costs (maintenance, fuel, crew...), refer to Databases with Restricted Access box for information on Conklin & de Decker Report.

Government and Association Websites

Scholarly Journals and Articles

Library Databases with Restricted Access

These resources are ONLY available from the computer kiosk across from the first floor printer alcove. Ask a librarian if you need assistance. The Conklin & de Decker Report requires a password that must be entered by a staff member.

  • Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Performance Comparator

Note: Shortcut to software on desktop.
Provides complete and comparable aircraft specifications, as well as essential performance data by means of charts, graphs, illustrations, and tables for more than 300 aircraft including Jets, Turboprops, Pistons, and Helicopters.

  • Conklin & de Decker Report (previously Aircraft Cost Evaluator)

Note: Shortcut to webpage is on desktop. This resource is password protected. Contact a staff member for access.
Provides operating cost data for more than 500 aircraft including Jets, Turboprops, Helicopters, and Pistons and is available in the Hazy Library. Using the Aircraft Cost Evaluator you have access to the following:

  • Direct Costs, Fixed Costs, & Annual Budget Data
  • Fractional aircraft ownership data
  • Relative aircraft operating costs
  • Quick cost comparisons for up to 3 aircraft at one time
  • General aircraft performance comparisons
  • Reports tailored to use your local costs and salaries
  • Flexibility to specify the currencies and measurements that apply