Aviation

Air Cargo

Airbus Global Market Forecast
Forecasts cargo and passenger air travel demand, fleet development and aircraft deliveries.
AZFreight.com
This directory provides addresses and phone numbers for airlines, sales agents, airports, cargo handling agents, cargo agents, express operators, etc. Visit the related site, AZFreighters.com, for detailed specifications and statistics for about 60 freighter aircraft.
Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast
The World Air Cargo Forecast 'summarizes the world's major air trade markets, identifies major trends, and presents forecasts for the future performance and development of markets, as well as for the resultant world freighter airplane fleet.'
International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)
TIACA represents the interests of the air cargo and air logistics industry. They offer news, event listings, and an overview of issues important to their members.
ISAGO Standards Manual (IATA)
The third edition of the IATA Safety Audit of Ground Operations manual is used to assess safety management for organizations providing ground handling services to the airlines.

Aircraft

Airbus Global Market Forecast
Forecasts cargo and passenger air travel demand, fleet development and aircraft deliveries.
Airchive.com
This "museum of commercial aviation" provides airline histories, aircraft and airport photos, vintage airline/aircraft manufacturer memorabilia and a tour of airline graveyards and museums.
Aircraft Performance Database
"Performance information on almost any general aviation aircraft." Searchers may search by manufacturer and aircraft model, or may enter performance criteria and pull up a list of aircraft matching the required specifications.
Aircraft Registration Inquiry (FAA Civil Aviation Registry)
The FAA provides aircraft registration information, is searchable by N-number, name, serial number, make/model, geographical, etc. A link is also provided to the FAA's Airman Certification site.
Airliners.net
Scroll down to the "Aviation Photo Search Engine" for pictures of classic and modern aircraft, including cabin and cockpit photos. Choose 'Aircraft Data and History' for info on history, performance and specifications.
AvBuyer
Allows you to compare up to 6 aircraft side by side using key performance data from Conklin & de Decker. Includes Performance Range/Landing Distance/Rate of Climb/Cruise Speeds etc.
Boeing Current Market Outlook
A "long-term forecast of air traffic volumes and airplane demand".
Civil Jet Aircraft Design
This website should be used in conjunction with the book of the same name. Click on 'Data Sets' on the left to access Aircraft (specification, mass, geometric and performance data), Engine (takeoff, climb, cruise, dimensions, layout), Airport, Atmosphere/Airspeeds and Units/Conversions data files.
Embraer China Market Outlook
Provides an analysis of the current status of air transportation, future trends in regional aviation, and forecasts the demand for 30 to 120-seat jets in China.
Embraer Market Outlook
Forecasts continued growth of commercial air transport in 30 to 60 and 61 to 120-seat capacity jets and turboprops, especially in the emerging markets of China, Latin America and Russia/CIS. Includes separate forecasts for all world regions including the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.
Flightglobal
A mega-site for news about every aviation topic, including aircraft, air transport, simulators, safety, UAVs, helicopters and much more.
Fractional Ownership (NBAA)
News and reports on fractional ownership from the National Business Aircraft Association.
Goodyear Aviation Tires Technical Resources
The Tire Care and Maintenance Manual, the Aircraft Tire DataBook, and other information from Goodyear Aviation Tires.
Michelin Aircraft Tires Technical Materials
View the Interactive Care and Service Manual, or download the Data Book and other training materials.
Military Aircraft and Aircraft Equipment Tutorials
The Federation of American Scientists, provides history, specifications and pictures of U.S. and world military aircraft, including Fixed-Wing Aircraft, Helicopters, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Includes links to other defense-related sites.

Airline Information

Air Fares
Two different measures of airfares, based on the BTS's Origin and Destination (O&D) Survey. Select National Level Fares since 1995 Quarterly or Annual figures, or scroll down and click on the Air Travel Price Index, which is based on actual (not published) fares since 1995.
Airchive.com
This "museum of commercial aviation" provides airline histories, aircraft and airport photos, vintage airline/aircraft manufacturer memorabilia and a tour of airline graveyards and museums.
Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency, deals with the safety of drinking water aboard aircraft. Includes a fact sheet and standards regulating water on public carriers.
Airline Data and Statistics
The Office of Airline Information (US Department of Transportation) presents statistics such as on-time statistics, international passenger and freight statistics, financial data and airframe costs.
Airline Data Project
Maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the ADP provides operating statistics, Form 41 and SEC filings, revenue profiles, and employee data and analysis for over a dozen U.S. airlines.
Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption
Consumption, cost, and cost per gallon of fuel by U. S. Scheduled Carriers back to January 2000. Also includes a link to historical data back to 1977.
Airline On-Time Statistics
Provides departure and arrival performance statistics, and percentage of flights delayed, canceled or diverted since 1997. Summary and detailed statistics are available for individual airlines, or for specific airlines at an origin and/or destination airport.
Airline Quality Rating 2014
U.S. airlines are compared and rated in the areas of on-time performance, denied boardings, mishandled baggage and customer complaints.
Airline Route Maps.com
Click on a geographical location to access a list of major airlines and their routes or search the database of over 1000 airline route maps by name of airline.
American Customer Satisfaction Index
Indexes for 10 economic sectors, 43 industries (including e-commerce and e-business), more than 230 companies, and over 100 federal or local government services. To locate airline and consumer shipping current and historical scores, scroll down and click on the June issue.
Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement
This site, sponsored by the Department of Transportation, provides travel tips, a means of filing complaints and links to airlines' customer service plans. You will find the fulltext of the Air Travel Consumer Report which provides data relating to on-time performance, mishandled baggage and consumer complaints. Previous issues of this publication are available in the Hunt Library (Ref HE9787.5.N7 A417 1988-)
Domestic Airline Fares Consumer Report
Provides historical airfare averages between top domestic city-pairs. This data comes from the Dept. of Transportation (DOT).
Expect Delays: An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the United States
This analysis of metropolitan air travel between 1990 and 2009 finds that most travel is between 26 major metropolitan areas. This contributes to the country's high volume corridors and produces the worst on-time performance.
Flightglobal
A mega-site for news about every aviation topic, including aircraft, air transport, simulators, safety, UAVs, helicopters and much more.
Office of International Aviation
Provides information on international aviation transportation policy. This site from the Department of Transportation (DOT) includes bilateral, multilateral and open skies agreements and details on licensing of foreign and U.S. air carriers. Various reports and statistics including the U.S. International Air Passenger and Freight Statistics report are available.
Office of the Asst. Sec. for Aviation & International Affairs
This DOT office deals with open skies agreements, essential air service and competition within the airline industry. Links are provided to the 'Consumer Air Fare Report' and the 'Airline Financial Review.'
StartupBoeing - Starting an Airline
Offers data on market analysis, business planning, airplane selection, and more. The Airline Business Plan Outline can be used as the starting point for creating an airline business plan.
TranStats
Sponsored by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Under Data Finder - By Mode, click on 'Aviation' to access Form 41 Financial and Traffic Data, O&D Data, Airline On Time Performance Data and other statistical reports.

Aviation History

Airchive.com
This "museum of commercial aviation" provides airline histories, aircraft and airport photos, vintage airline/aircraft manufacturer memorabilia and a tour of airline graveyards and museums.
Airliners.net
Scroll down to the "Aviation Photo Search Engine" for pictures of classic and modern aircraft, including cabin and cockpit photos. Choose 'Aircraft Data and History' for info on history, performance and specifications.
National Air and Space Museum
This site includes a list of all exhibitions, current and forthcoming, as well as a detailed description of its permanent collections.
National Aviation Hall of Fame
Included in this site are pictures and brief biographies of all those enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
San Diego Aerospace Museum
Contact information and descriptions of the exhibits found at this museum.
To Fly is Everything
Self described as a 'virtual museum covering the invention of the airplane,' this site includes a digital library of articles contemporary to the invention of the airplane and photo gallery.
Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers
From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress, this site provides images of letters, diaries, notebooks, drawings, scrapbooks and other documents belonging to the Wright brothers. Searchable and browsable.

Aviation Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Technical Reports
Published by the FAA, this index provides access to Aerospace Medicine reports, listed chronologically. Most reports are full text at this site. You may also access the entire collection in full-text format at the Hunt Library website at http://library.erau.edu; just click on "Online Full-Text Resources," then "FAA Aviation/Aerospace Medicine Reports."
FAA Aviation Medical Examiner Search
A list of all FAA certificated medical examiners around the world. The search mechanism is very clear, sorted by locations.
Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Contains the full text of the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine's Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners.
IATA Medical Manual
IATA's Medical Manual provides up-to-date information on airline medical issues. Information covered in the manual includes passenger and aircrew health, accidents and emergency services, the cabin environment and crew medical standards. Click on Download IATA Medical Manual at the bottom of the page.
PMC (PubMed Central)
PMC (formerly PubMed Central) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
The USAARL provides aviation medical research support to Army aviation activities. Click on "Tech Reports" on the right side of the menu bar. For best results, type in a few words from the title of a report in quotation marks. Coverage: 1963 - present.
U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon's Manual
A manual dealing with the fundamentals of naval aerospace medicine and a guide to administrative procedures. Note: This is a very large file and may take a while to load. You might want to right-click and save the file in lieu of waiting for it to open.

Aviation Weather

Aviation Digital Data Service
Funded by the FAA, this site provides information on PIREPs, AIR/SIGMETs, METARs, TAFs, Winds/Temps, and more. Under Java Tools > Flight Path Tool, you can view data along your flight route.
Aviation Weather Center: TAF Decoder
Detailed explanation of the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) as used in the United States. TAFs use the same weather code found in METAR weather reports.
Aviation Weather Page
A collection of aviation weather links for pilots.
DUATS
Information about this service and free registration for student pilots and flight instructors is available here. Includes links to the mobile version and the classic version of DUATS.

Environment

Aircraft Engine Emissions
A databank containing information on aircraft exhaust emissions. Click on "Individual Engine Datasheets" and select the engine by manufacturer and engine model to view detailed emission information compiled by the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.
Aviation and the Global Atmosphere
Contains the full text and graphics from the 2000 Special Report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change which provides "a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences."
Biofuels for Air Travel
This site, sponsored by the European Biofuels Technology Platform, is a collection of links to initiatives, news and full-text reports from the EC and other sources around the world, and includes information about some demonstration flights using biofuels.
Business Aviation and the Environment
Part of the International Business Aviation Council, the Environmental Issues Work Group coordinates strategies and actions to reduce the environmental impact of aircraft operations.
Climate Change
The Transportation Research Board's site addressing transportation and climate change, which includes reducing transportation-related emissions of carbon dioxide. Click on "TRB Policy Studies" or "TRB Reports" on the left to view the full text of research reports including "Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation."
CO2 Emissions and Offset Calculator
This calculator from Conklin and deDecker allows you to compute aircraft CO2 emissions in pounds or metric tonnes based on data from the Aircraft Cost Evaluator database.
Enviro.aero
Established by the commercial aviation industry body, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), this site explores the impact of the aviation industry on the environment, and how industry is working to reduce that impact. Includes facts and figures and information about biofuels. Of particular interest is the ATAG Biofuels Primer, Beginner's Guide to Aviation Biofuels.
Environment - Virtuous Circle
A supplemental newsletter from IATA's Airlines international addressing the aviation industry's environmental impact and strategy for sustainability.
GreenAir online.com
An online publication with news, features and statistics on current issues surrounding aviation and its impact on global warming and the environment.
IATA Alternative Fuels Report
The IATA Report on Alternative Fuels describes recent developments in alternative aviation fuels. Alternative fuel reports are available back to 2007.
IATA Technology Roadmap with Technical Annex
IATA's Technology Roadmap Report explores technological opportunities for future aircraft, looking at technologies that will reduce, neutralise and eventually eliminate the carbon footprint of aviation. The Annex contains descriptions and efficiency assessments of a wide range of fuel and emissions saving technologies.
International Civil Aviation Organization - Environmental Protection
An overview of ICAO's activities in the field of the environment, concentrating on aircraft engine emissions, aircraft noise, and aviation's impact on climate change.
Radiobiology Research Team [FAA]
FAA-sponsored site concerning the effects of radiation hazards in aviation.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
This group's objective is to "Accelerate development and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels."

Forecasts

Airbus Global Market Forecast
Forecasts cargo and passenger air travel demand, fleet development and aircraft deliveries.
Boeing Current Market Outlook
A "long-term forecast of air traffic volumes and airplane demand".
Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast
The World Air Cargo Forecast 'summarizes the world's major air trade markets, identifies major trends, and presents forecasts for the future performance and development of markets, as well as for the resultant world freighter airplane fleet.'
Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast
This 20-year market forecast highlights Bombardier's outlook regarding the timeline and the magnitude of the business jet industry's future.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast
This 20-year market forecast includes the current market and Bombardier's deliveries forecast over the next 20 years.
Embraer China Market Outlook
Provides an analysis of the current status of air transportation, future trends in regional aviation, and forecasts the demand for 30 to 120-seat jets in China.
Embraer Market Outlook
Forecasts continued growth of commercial air transport in 30 to 60 and 61 to 120-seat capacity jets and turboprops, especially in the emerging markets of China, Latin America and Russia/CIS. Includes separate forecasts for all world regions including the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.
FAA Aviation Forecasts
This site contains the Federal Aviation Administration forecasts of aviation activity at FAA facilities. Links include previous aviation forecasts as well as long-range aerospace forecasts.
Florida Airports: Aviation Data and Forecasts
Full text documents and statistics provide an overview of Florida statewide operations and enplanements plus other commercial service and general aviation data (historical and forecast).
National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS)
Published every two years, the NPIAS includes a narrative portion, a list of NPIAS airports with 5-year forecast activity and development cost, and state and territory maps of NPIAS airports.
Terminal Area Forecasts
The FAA Office of Aviation Policy and Plans produces Terminal Area Forecasts (TAF) which provides both historical and forecast statistics for enplanements and operations at U.S. airports. Click on "Query Data," then "Facility," then "Detail Report." Choose the years of coverage, then type in your airport's 3-letter code or choose your airport from the list provided. Click on "Run Report" to view enplanements, operations, and based aircraft. Or, click on Download Report , then "Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) > Reports" to view Summary reports.

Miscellaneous

Aviation Education Multimedia Library
Provides primarily airframe and powerplant instructional materials (pictures, movie clips, and presentation aids) for aviation educators.
BTS Transportation Dictionary
The online version of the print title, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Transportation Dictionary provides authoritative definitions and cites several sources for each.
Next Generation Air Transportation System
NextGen is the Next Generation Air Transportation System, a program that seeks to improve the air traffic control system. Click on "Knowledge Center" to access the library, archive, and NextGen topics.
Photovault Aviation Museum
Collection of civil and military aviation-related photos of aircraft cockpits, airline food, cabin interiors and a variety of other pictorial topics. Also includes aerospace photos.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ALPA White Paper: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Air Line Pilots Association discusses UAS integration within the National Airspace System.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
AUVSI represents professionals working with ground vehicles, undersea vehicles, industrial robots and air vehicles. The AUVSI-sponsored website Increasing Human Potential seeks to educate the public on the benefits of unmanned systems.
Fact Sheet-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) [ FAA]
Overview of the FAA's role regarding unmanned systems.
FAS [Federation of American Scientists] Intelligence Resource Program
Presented by the Federation of American Scientists, this site provides links to numerous source documents on unmanned aerial vehicles.
Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap
Outlines efforts needed to safely integrate UAS into U.S. airspace.
Skybrary: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
This site focuses on safety topics relating to unmanned systems. Links are provided to foreign and domestic policy statements.
The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States
A research report that documents the economic benefits to the United States once Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are integrated into in the National Airspace System (NAS).
United States Air Force Class A Aerospace Mishaps
Accident Investigation Board (AIB) reports provided for U.S. Air Force mishaps from 2000-present.
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Service Demand 2015-2035: Literature Review & Projections of Future Usage
The intent of this report is to provide the USAF with an initial comprehensive industry literature review and survey in support of (1) developing informed projections of future UAS service domains and demand, and (2) recommending opportunities for future UAS research and exploration.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) [FAA]
Contact information, FAQs and useful links for unmanned systems.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Comprehensive Plan: A Report on the Nations UAS Path Forward
A plan to safely accelerate UAS integration into the national airspace system.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations & Policies
Links to UAS-applicable FAA regulations, advisory circulars, forms, orders, and policies.
Worldwide UAV Roundup
Specifications for UAVs worldwide both in development and in production, listed by country, from the March 2011 issue of Aerospace America.

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