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Definitions of supplied data

  • All aircraft types produced by all worldwide manufacturers since 1930 with 30 seats or more, or equivalent freight payload.
    [ Definitions ] - [ List tracked types ]
  • Enables search on major type, minor subtype or any variant as defined in the airframes airworthiness certificate
  • Databases track all carriers, aircraft and events since 1930
  • Current records as of last databases update: 253,296
  • Cover all operators of any given tracked aircraft types. Includes all airlines (including failed start-up carriers), air forces, private-use operators, or special-operations (water bomber, patrol, etc). More than 9,300 operators are currently tracked.
  • Cover all leasing companies, lessors, part-out operations - with detailed portfolios for more than 300 lessors
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Geographical coverage

  • Full worldwide coverage - [ Full list of countries and regions ]
  • Details on more than 16,000 airports
  • Enable search filters on geographical region, country, city, airport

Databases updates

  • ATDB databases are updated several times a day, every day.
  • Last update was on: Wed 26 Oct 2016 03:00 UTC

Sources of information

  • ATDB has access to hundreds of information sources to provide an always accurate picture of the worldwide air transport fleets and events.
  • Sources include, but not limited to, official records, professional insider information, and data obtained by ATDB automatic robots on the Internet
  • All information is always cross-checked for accuracy before publication
  • Information sources are fully protected by ATDB - no exception


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Find 1 or few aircraft
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  • by aircraft type and registration
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Find a list of aircraft
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  • add filter on airport of storage, part-out
Find a census for an aircraft type
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Find aircraft operators, owners or lessors
  • search by company name, IATA or ICAO code
  • add filter on company type: airlines, air forces, leasing companies, ..
  • filter by company status, nationality or region
  • filter by type of aircraft in use or in portfolio
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  • filter by type, airport, country or region

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