The Military fleet data is compiled by our military fixed-wing and helicopter analysts. Due to the private nature of this information it is less straightforward to research than for Commercial fleet research where we get even get additional assistance from OEMs, and can use our flight tracking data capabilities within Cirium.
We use a variety of sources to track Military fleet on a daily basis including:
- Review every military publication and press article
- OEM Press Releases (new orders or first delivery events especially)
- Government sources: some government release top level inventory numbers - although these won't identify individual aircraft it will provide top-level fleet numbers which we can use to ensure our fleet numbers are in balance for each type.
- tracking military accidents
- trusted sightings