aviainform releases the 20 Years Freight Market Forecast to provide a most comprehensive, reliable up-to-date overview of the air transport industry. Our forecast summarizes the world's major air trade markets, identify significant trends and forecasts the future performance and development of markets, commodities and industry groups.
The global economy demands rapid and reliable business-to-business exchange. Air cargo transport makes it possible. Manufacturers depend on air freight services for efficient just-in-time inventory management. Freighter aircraft enable the most economical sourcing of components and assemblies while minimizing expensive inventory holding costs. In many areas of the world, ground infrastructure is lacking. Here, air transport sustains vital export markets and allows transportation of even basic commodities.
Air transport also sustains many developing world economies by making it possible to ship perishable products such as fresh flowers, fruit and live animals to distant markets. Reliable, regularly scheduled flights make pharmaceuticals, life-saving blood and tissue products as well as emergency equipment available and affordable. Prompt delivery actually adds to the value and competitiveness of a variety of products, including fashion items, machinery and leading-edge consumer electronics.
But the Air Transport Industry has been hit hard by the Global Economic recession. Many air carriers have reduced their network offerings by grounding some of their fleet, resulting in significantly reducied capacity. Their cutbacks are affecting airports world-wide, causing them to major employment changes and downward financials. And lastly the forwarders and cargo agents as part of the division of labour have registered massive throw-backs in both, volume and revenue. As a result the entire industry has reacted with massive cuts in expenditures, short-time work, salary cuts and employee redundancies. Where will this industry head towards in the future? Will a shift toward larger freighters and new, more efficient airplanes help to keep air cargo transport affordable? Will new air trade routes expand future service coverage?
To answer these and many other questions aviainform has developed a 20 Years Freight Market Forecast with a special focus on mid- and long-term planning. Bearing in mind the needs and complex requirements of airport master planners, airline fleet and network planners and/or governmental urban and land developers, aviainform has designed an easy-to-use on-line application satisfying requirements such as:
modelling different catchment areas,
targeting special commidity segments or industry groups,
modelling type of aircraft benefits,
applying "what-if" analysis,
comparing competitive benchmarks, etc.
The 20 Years Freight Market Forecast also known as "Demand model" is compiled from many different sources such as ATA, AEA, AAPA, ICAO, IATA, EUROSTAT, US-BTS, DOT, and other tade and traffic sources and publications. All data is being updated b-annually and presented in metric tons on level of "true Origin and Destination", regardless of operational flow. Different to rivalling products, there is no double counting of figures or issues with interpretation of data, etc.: just pure and reliable planning data.
A complementaryprovided comprehensive IT structure and barebone network enables client target groups to effectively run their daily routine analysis and comparisons. There is even no need to install additional software or whatsoever. Since 2005 aviainform is part of a joint research team with German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Universities of Braunschweig and Erfurt to steadily improve reliability and dependability of its forecast. Results are regularly published with the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS); please refer to working title “Interaction of Air Cargo Demand and Global Trade in the Light of Current Modelling Approaches”
In addition to the aviainform air trade demand model, we offer supplemental applications such as a "Capacity (supply) provider" or a rate index development database. With over 50 Years of combined experience and our known dedication into air transport, aviainform enables its clients to effectively respond and to use the most reliable and accurate forecasts ever. For some of our clients we have even developped special interfaces allowing them to fully integrate their own data and to build their very own applications for planning, sales or marketing while some other clients may use our know-how on an ad-hoc basis only.
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