The aircraft tracked utilisation data (flying hours and cycles) in Fleets Analyzer is updated once per month, on the 5th of each month, for the previous month’s data as a rolling window. There is no Hours and Cycles Date column for tracked utilization, so it is recommended to view the data results in the Trend view to see the latest period totals.
The data is available for the global commercial transport fleet.
What is the source of the new metrics?
The tracked hours and cycles are derived from our flight tracking capability:
- January 2017 – May 2022: sourced from FR24 (ground-based ADS-B)
- May 2022 – present day: sourced from Aireon (space-based ADS-B)
What date range is covered?
Jan 2017 onwards.
Do the tracked hours and cycles replace the existing hours and cycles?
No. The new tracked metrics are provided in addition to the existing hours and cycles metrics.
How will a user distinguish between the new tracked metrics and the existing hours and cycles metrics?
The existing hours and cycles metrics have been updated to contain the word “reported”, so they can be easily distinguished from the new “tracked”.
Will the new tracked metrics be available in other areas of Fleets Analyzer? e.g., everywhere we see reported?
Yes, adding tracked metrics to trend and projection is just stage 1. The new tracked metrics will be added to other areas of Fleets Analyzer in future releases.
Are forward looking projections included?
No, these metrics are historic only.
The new metrics are included to all active Fleets Analyzer subscriptions. This is predominant in the Commercial Aviation market class to track the global commercial fleet.
Any hours and cycles data displayed for cargo and charter commercial carriers, business aircraft or helicopters will vary in coverage, and where we will try to get as close to 100% coverage in commercial aviation, we make no attempt to achieve comprehensive coverage for unscheduled utilization in Fleets Analyzer.
How do I access tracked aircraft utilisation data?
Within your Fleets Analyzer access, proceed to the Saved Searches folder (located at the top-right on the homepage of Fleets Analyzer), and click on the sub-folder SHARED BY CIRIUM to see the saved searches related to tracked utilization.
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