Earning their wings: Soaring demand for new pilots is boosting flight school revenue

IBISWorld’s Non-Scheduled Air Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Non-Scheduled Air Transport industry offers a diverse range of services, including chartered air transport for passengers and freight, air training for pilots, private air transport for individuals and businesses and aerial works services, like skywriting. While the variety of industry activities helps diversify revenue streams, the industry is heavily reliant on passenger and freight transport between remote locations. As a result, demand from mining firms has a significant effect on industry revenue. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17, despite the downturn in mining demand. This revenue growth rate includes an expected 1.2% uptick in the current year, to $1.2...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Non-Scheduled Air Transport industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. In 2016-17, the four largest firms collectively account for less than 20% of revenue. Over the past five years, the level of market share concentration has increased marginally, with larger industry operators continuing to perform strongly, while smaller less efficient operators have exited the industry. However, IBISWorld anticipates that the level of concentration will remain largely unchanged due to the highly diversified service offerings provided by the industry, with larger operators performing a wide range of different services. Thi..

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Industry Products

What is the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry?

Industry participants primarily operate aircraft on non-scheduled routes for the transportation of passengers and freight. The industry also includes companies operating flying schools.

Industry Products
Passenger and freight transportation
Pilot training
Aerial work and other services
Industry Activities
Aircraft charter, lease or rental (with crew) for use in non-scheduled air transport
Air transport of passengers or freight on non-scheduled routes
Air transport terminal operation, excluding airports
Operating flying schools

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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