mba Aviation Launches Upgrades to its Aircraft Database

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2020 – mba Aviation today unveiled significant enhancements to its REDBOOK aviation intelligence database.  It has given REDBOOK clients (STAR Fleet subscribers and specified trial account users) timely access to crucial aircraft disposition data: data points regarding last flight details that are essential to the sector.

“Operating Lessors, finance groups, and aircraft investors at all tiers need to know first-and-foremost the status of their assets,” shared Ryan Cross, mba’s Market Intelligence & Innovation Analyst.  “The industry needs to know: where are my aircraft?  When did they last move?  mba Aviation is supplying this updated information at a decisive planning point for many organizations.  This access was shared to the entire platform today and has received a massively positive response.”

mba’s STAR Fleet database provides users with invaluable aircraft fleet data.  The powerful tool contains reliable operator, owner, utilization and transaction history data for the current global fleet of over 45,000 aircraft.

Since REDBOOK users frequently share data with colleagues, new collaboration tools will support this process. Users can build custom reports, save their preferred data table configurations and filters, and pass these views to colleagues.  New sharing buttons facilitate easier collaboration among team- members. These saved pivot views may be reloaded and compared. Furthermore, getting MSN-specific aircraft values has never been faster with their inclusion directly in the STAR Fleet database.

Furthermore, because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced airlines to park thousands of aircraft, REDBOOK users requested deeper insight on these assets.  mba’s data team added a “last flight status” field to STAR Fleet to offer more detail on these recently-parked aircraft.

Jacob Agnew, mba’s Managing Director of Market Intelligence and Innovation, stated that “mba stands ready to meet the unprecedented demand for data from industry stakeholders who require reliable information about the global fleet of commercial aircraft.  STAR Fleet’s new functions support their data collection and analysis process, with user-friendly enhancements to our platform’s interface.”

The mba team is ready to provide trial subscriptions to REDBOOK to all qualified aviation industry personnel.  Trials may be requested at