Winging it: Waning demand from mining has forced firms to target other markets

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 such as skywriting. While the variety of industry activities helps diversify revenue streams, the industry heavily relies on passenger and freight transport between remote locations. As a result, demand from mining firms significantly affects industry revenue. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2016-17, despite a downturn in demand from mining. Revenue is expected to rise by 2.7% in the current year, to total $ more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The diversity of the industry's services has protected it from the volatile economic climate
  • Non-scheduled passenger transport for mining firms has been one of the biggest growth areas
  • A weak dollar is anticipated to boost demand from foreign tourists and foreign student pilots
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits high barriers to entry and the trend is steady. Substantial capital and regulatory requirements make entering the market both time and resource intensive for operators. Operators of all industry aircraft must be licensed and all aircraft must be registered. Depending on the type of service provided, further licensing requirements may apply.All industry entrants must satisfy the safety and airworthiness requirements of aircraft as stipulated by Airservices Australia. Complying with the industry's regulation and licensing requirements can be costly and timely. Tight regulation is the main barrier to entry that differentiates the transport sector from many other sectors of the economy...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aircraft kilometres flown and Demand from mining in the Non-Scheduled Air Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry?

    Industry participants primarily operate aircraft on non-scheduled routes that transport passengers or 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aircraft kilometres flown
  • Demand from mining
  • World price of crude oil
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Total visitor nights

  • Current Performance
  • Mining demand
  • Tourism and flight training
  • Competition
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition for customers
  • Rising costs
  • Private travel
  • Table: Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Domestic Airlines
  • Tourism
  • Agribusiness

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services
  • Airport Operations
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services

  • Products & Services
  • Passenger and freight transportation
  • Pilot training
  • Aerial work and other services
  • Chart: Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Training
  • Business
  • Leisure

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Travellers
  • Pilots in training
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Non-Scheduled Air Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Jet Systems Pty Limited,
  • Table: Jet Systems Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Non-Scheduled Air Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • The independent statutory authority that manages this industry.
  • Skywriting
  • Words in the form of smoke trails made by an aircraft, especially for advertising.
  • Vet Fee-Help
  • A government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees for higher-level vocational education and training (VET) courses undertaken at approved providers.
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