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Civil Aviation Data Solutions (iCADS)

Your gateway to ICAO's Civil Aviation Intelligence

Civil Aviation Data Solutions is the portal for all your information needs. The portal was built with the needs of the aviation industry in mind, integrating the entirety of data, business intelligence products as well as a selection of curated ICAO reports and documents.

The all new CADS portal represents an immersive and holistic experience into ICAO’s portfolio of applications; allowing users unified to access to the multitude of Data sets as well as business intelligence solutions provided by ICAO.

Data Solutions

Access to ICAO's data sets such as Data+, the Comprehensive Data File, and more...

Applications

A collection of interactive applications to navigate ICAO's expansive data sets.

Documents

Specialized intelligence reports and statistical documents generated by ICAO's data unit.

Research

A collection of case studies analyses and scientific research conducted using ICAO's data sources.

Passenger Traffic by City Pair (Historical years data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Passenger Traffic by City Pair is a comprehensive dataset providing key indicators including Departures, RPKs, ASKs, and Load Factors by city-pair, country-pair, and carrier. The dataset offers a global coverage with reported data on actual traffic performed by airlines. The data series is available from 1995 and is updated on an annual basis.

Global Airline Traffic Statistics (Historical years data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Global Airline Traffic Statistics is the most complete dataset on airline annual traffic. The dataset offers an extensive worldwide coverage with reported data for over 600 airlines and contains all the key operational indicators. The data series is available from 2010 and is updated on an annual basis.

LCC Annual Traffic Statistics (Historical years data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
LCC Annual Traffic Statistics is a comprehensive dataset on traffic performed by low-cost carriers. The dataset offers a global coverage with reported data for over 100 LCCs and contains all the key operational indicators. The data series is available from 2010 and is updated on an annual basis.

State Traffic Ranking (Historical years data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
State Traffic Ranking is a unique report providing ranking of States by traffic performed. Rankings are presented separately in terms of international/total RTKs, RPKs, and FTKs. Data is available from 1965 and is updated on an annual basis.

Passenger Traffic by Route Group

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The dataset provides passenger traffic for over 40 international route groups and world total. Key traffic indicators included are Departures, RPKs, ASKs, and Load Factors. The data series is available from 1995 and is updated on an annual basis.

Freight Traffic by Region

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The dataset provides freight traffic by regions. Key indicators included are FTKs and AFTKs. The data series is available from 1995 and is updated annually.

Annual Regional Scheduled Traffic

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Regional Traffic Statistics provides a summary of total and international traffic performed by regions. Key traffic indicators included are Aircraft Kilometres, Departures, Passenger Number, RPKs, Load Factor, FTKs, RTKs, ATKs and Weight Load Factor. The report is available from 1994 and is updated on an annual basis.

Freight Traffic by Route Group

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The dataset provides freight traffic for over 40 international route groups and world total. Key traffic indicators included are FTKs and AFTKs. The data series is available from 1990's and is updated annually.

Annual World Scheduled Traffic

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The table provides a summary of annual world scheduled traffic key indicators. The data series is available from 1929 and is updated annually.

Non-Scheduled Traffic Statistics

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
A comprehensive dataset providing non-scheduled traffic performed. The dataset offers a global coverage with reported data on actual traffic performed by around 400 airlines each year. The data series is available from 2013 and is updated annually.

Global Financial Income Table (Historical years data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The table provides an insight of the financial performance of the global air transport industry. Airline operating revenues and expenses are summarized at global level. Trends are available from 1993 and is updated annually.

Regional Financial Income Table

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The table provides an insight of the financial performance of the global air transport industry. Airline operating revenues and expenses are summarized at regional level. Trends are available from 1993 and is updated annually.

Personnel Numbers by Carrier

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The table provides the number of employees by airline. Details of employee by category as well as the cost of employee per category are included. The data series is available from 2007 and is updated annually.

Unit Average Cost By Aircraft Type

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This product presents the reported average unit in USD per flight operations, maintenance and depreciation and amortization cost by aircraft type. Data is available from 1998 and is updated on an annual basis.

Global Airline Traffic Statistics (Most recent year data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Global Airline Traffic Statistics is the most complete dataset on airline annual traffic. The dataset offers an extensive worldwide coverage with reported data for over 600 airlines and contains all the key operational indicators. The data series is available from 2010 and is updated on an annual basis.

Global Financial Income Table (Most recent year data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The table provides an insight of the financial performance of the global air transport industry. Airline operating revenues and expenses are summarized at global level. Trends are available from 1993 and is updated annually.

LCC Annual Traffic Statistics (Most recent year data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
LCC Annual Traffic Statistics is a comprehensive dataset on traffic performed by low-cost carriers. The dataset offers a global coverage with reported data for over 100 LCCs and contains all the key operational indicators. The data series is available from 2010 and is updated on an annual basis.

Passenger Traffic by City Pair (Most recent year data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Passenger Traffic by City Pair is a comprehensive dataset providing key indicators including Departures, RPKs, ASKs, and Load Factors by city-pair, country-pair, and carrier. The dataset offers a global coverage with reported data on actual traffic performed by airlines. The data series is available from 1995 and is updated on an annual basis.

State Traffic Ranking (Most recent year data)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
State Traffic Ranking is a unique report providing ranking of States by traffic performed. Rankings are presented separately in terms of international/total RTKs, RPKs, and FTKs. Data is available from 1965 and is updated on an annual basis.

Traffic by Origin and Destination (OFOD)

Product Type:
Data Solutions
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This module shows the traffic carried between its point of embarkation and disembarkation for a flight itinerary with the same flight number. The data is provided by international city-pairs including revenue passenger, revenue freight and mail, on quarterly basis starting from 1998.

ICAO Aero Tariffs

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
State/Airport Air Navigation Reported Aeronautical Charges
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Aero Tariffs platform considers the standard, unique airport charges and special conditions to generate a real-time cost estimate/ benchmarking results; - provide the up-to-date Airport Charges and Air Navigation Service Charges information in pdf format; -based on the selected flight route, generate a GIS/FIR map for calculating Air Navigation Service Charges - provide the capacities to export the results in .xlsx or pdf format.

Traffic Forecast

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
The Comprehensive Dataset File
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The ICAO forecasting application using the state of the art econometric models is a one stop solution for all planning and optimization needs of States and other aviation stakeholders. With its comprehensive modules, the application enables users to generate customized forecasts for traffic (i.e. passengers, RPK and load factors) and operations (i.e. flight departures and capacities) at multiple levels of granularity selected. Development of the forecast model specification is grounded in economic theory, which is used to identify the most important determinants of air travel demand.An econometric modeling framework is developed to capture statistically significant historical relationships between air travel demand and economic and demographic factors. These identified relationships are then used as the basis for producing traffic demand forecasts. In addition to traffic forecasts, the application provides a comprehensive historical data set of air traffic for the period 1995 to 2015 at granular level.

ICAO Data Plus

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
Reported Statistical data
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The ICAO DATA+ is a new tool that presents in a dynamic and graphical environment the air transport statistic data.

Air Service Agreements (WASA)

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) and EU horizontal Agreements
Status:
Featured New
Description:
WASA is an on-line document repository containing the actual texts of bilateral agreements and amendments in languages available. The documents are filed by Member States in accordance with Article 83 of the Chicago Convention or alternatively agreements and amendments are integrated from other sources such as official national websites. Each agreement has been thoroughly analyzed and main provisions have been codified to provide for extended analytical functionalities. A built-in search engine enables to query and analyze agreements per specific provisions, review the corresponding text in the agreements, facilitate route planning as well as to geographically visualize the network of air traffic rights. The professional subscription also gives access to the extensive ICAO Legal Documents Library.

Consulting Service

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics
Status:
Featured New
Description:
ICAO's mission, improving aviation safety and raising the standard for aviation research and intelligence, extends beyond the products we offer. If there is something you would like to get that does not appear in our product list, we can work with you to design and develop custom data intelligence or knowledge sets.

COVID-19 Operational Impact on Air Transport

Product Type:
Applications
Data Source:
ICAO Statistics, ADS-B
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Interactive dashboard depicts the impact of COVID-19 on operational aspects of air transport at global, regional and State level. Key indicators include the number of international and domestic flights and capacity offered by passenger and cargo operations on monthly basis as well as the trend in comparison with 2019 traffic. For any inquiries please contact us at: CADS@icao.int.

Global and Regional 20-year Forecasts — Pilots, Maintenance Personnel, Air Traffic Controllers

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This forecast represents an independent study of civil aviation personnel dynamics for the next 20 years and contributes to the unbiased aviation data and traffic forecasts for which the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is recognized. Its exclusive findings are based on first-hand information collected from different air transport industry stakeholders. Executives of airlines, maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations; aircraft manufacturers; air navigation service providers; and civil aviation authority officials with a professional interest in air transport human resource planning will appreciate this first edition of one of the foremost works in the field. Training institutions, future aviation professionals, as well as aviation consulting businesses, will also consider it a valuable resource.

Air Traffic Forecasting Methodology

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This document provides methodology and guidance on the application rigorous econometric forecasting models used for the ICAO long-term traffic forecasts. This document is addressed to civil aviation administration personnel, airline planners, planners of airports and air navigation systems and others actively engaged in practical forecasting work.

Air Traffic Forecasting Manual

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This manual is addressed to civil aviation administration personnel, airline planners, planners of airports and air navigation systems and others actively engaged in practical forecasting work. It provides a survey of techniques currently used for air traffic forecasting and practical guidance on the application of these techniques. The advantages and disadvantages of the techniques as well as the criteria for selection of a particular technique for the forecast concerned are discussed.

Reference Manual on the ICAO Statistics Programme

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This manual is designed to serve as: a general introduction to civil aviation statistics. Also, as a guide to the reporting requirements of ICAO, and how they should be met by ICAO Member States; a reference for persons directly responsible for civil aviation statistics, especially those who compile reports for the ICAO Statistics Programme; and a central information source for those using civil aviation statistics who wish to know about the content and availability of the ICAO worldwide statistical series.

ICAO World Civil Aviation Report (WCAR)

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The World Civil Aviation Report (WCAR ) is the ICAO’s first commercial publication, which was conceived to become the Organization’s flagship product. It is aimed at bringing to States, international organizations and the entire aviation industry an overview of key developments in aviation over the past year as well as future trends and associated initiatives undertaken by ICAO, presented in a succinct and easily accessible manner, including a value-added online and exclusive “Reference Center”.

Highlights in the Economic Development of Airports and Air Navigation Services

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This circular presents information on the economic, organizational and regulatory status of airports and air navigation service providers in the year 2000. It is based on a survey of Member States conducted prior to the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services (ANSConf 2000), Montreal, 19–28 June 2000.

ICAO States Today, 70 years after Chicago

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
ICAO States Today, 70 years after Chicago

ICAO’s Policies on Taxation in the Field of International Air Transport

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This document contains a consolidated Resolution on Taxation of International Air Transport and associated commentary adopted by the ICAO Council in 1999 for guidance to States and international operators, which covers ICAO policies with regard to the taxation of fuel, lubricants and other consumable technical supplies; the taxation of income of international air transport enterprises and aircraft and other movable property; and taxes related to the sale and use of international air transport (such as taxes on air waybills, tickets and passengers).

ICAO’s Policies on Taxation in the Field of International Air Transport Supplement

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
ICAO’s Policies on Taxation in the Field of International Air Transport Supplement

Policy and Guidance Material on the Economic Regulation of International Air Transport

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This is a compendium of conclusions, decisions adopted by the ICAO Assembly and the Council, and guidance material developed by ICAO for its Member States concerning the economic regulation of international air transport.

Air Transport Monthly Monitor

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
ICAO produces an Air Transport Monthly and Yearly Monitor that provides a snapshot and analysis of economic and aviation indicators.

Airport Economics Manual

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This manual contains practical guidance material on ICAO policy on airport charges; organizational structures of airports; airport financial management; determining the cost basis for charging purposes; charges on air traffic and their collection; development and management of non-aeronautical activities; and financing airport infrastructure.

Manual on Air Navigation Services Economics

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
The objective of this manual is to provide practical guidance to States, air navigation services providers, and designated charging and regulatory authorities to assist in the efficient management of air navigation services and in implementing ICAO’s Policies on Charges for Airports and Air Navigation Services (Doc 9082).

Manual on Privatization in the Provision of Airports and Air Navigation Services

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
This manual provides guidance on developments in ownership and management in the provision of airports and air navigation services, provides definitions and analyses of the options available, together with the possible implications of these options.

Manual on Air Navigation Services Economics (Doc 9161) Edition: 5th edition, 2013

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Manual on Air Navigation Services Economics (Doc 9161) Edition: 5th edition, 2013

Airport Economics Manual (Doc 9562) Edition: 4th edition, 2020

Product Type:
Documents
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Airport Economics Manual (Doc 9562) Edition: 4th edition, 2020

Airport hubs impact study

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of impacts on airport hubs from increasing direct flights in high density OD markets . How will airport constraints evolve and will be addressed? Study covers infrastructure planning , financing and enhanced connectivity with resultant economic and social benefits to Member States and other stakeholders.

Early prediction of bankruptcy in the air transport sector

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Early prediction of bankruptcy in the air transport sector in order to help government, private financial institutions, lessors and fund managers for forecasting planning.

Cargo liberalization with a focus on 5th, 6th and 7th freedom routes

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of optimization of air cargo capacity with resultant economic and social benefits to States and Industry stakeholders.

NGAP reports broken down into different sub categories

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
NGAP reports broken down into different sub categories

Evolution of low cost traffic

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Evolution of low cost traffic

Cargo Forecast trends - pointer to the future of all cargo aircraft

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study focuses on the optimization of air cargo capacity with resultant economic and social benefits to States and Industry stakeholders.

Use of Big Data and AI by the aviation industry

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Enhancing safety, security, navigation, environment and economic efficiency. Yield management algorithms and customization of services with differential pricing and optimizing economic benefits.

Trends of Ecommerce and forecasted growth

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Trends of Ecommerce and forecasted growth

Fuel Consumption using different operation scenarios

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Fuel Consumption using different operation scenarios

SWOT analysis of Cross border E-commerce growth and the air transport sector

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of the air transport and the Wider economy benefits from the growth in E-commerce.

Network connectivity optimization and market share capture

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of the network connectivity optimization and market share capture under the forecasted network. Will the choice be very large aircraft or Mid to large size aircraft? Beneficial to manufactures and lessors for fleet planning and deployment strategies.

Use of derivatives and swaps for risk management in the air transport sector

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of commodity price and exchange fluctuation risk mitigation by the air transport sector.

Traffic report evolution by alliance shares

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Traffic report evolution by alliance shares

Evolution of fixed costs and cash profits in the airline industry

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of the cost control and improvement in efficiency and productivity.

Airport Financing Guidance

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of interactive infrastructure financing portal that benefits States and Stakeholders in their infrastructure financing activities.

Allocative efficiency in airport industry

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study of improvements in allocate efficiency at airports.

Mergers and acquisitions in the air transport sector and impacts on ownership and control

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Study on regulations and its impacts on M&A in the air transport sector.

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of carbon emissions

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Data driven approach for air carriers and regulators to minimize administrative burden and compliance costs. Beneficial for regulators, air carriers, offset providers, alternative fuel manufacturers and other stakeholders.

Forecasting air traffic, fleet forecasts and predicting personnel requirement and training infrastructure needs for NGAP

Product Type:
Research
Data Source:
ICAO
Status:
Featured New
Description:
Infrastructure keeps pace with demand to match with resultant social and economic benefits to States and Industry.

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