Flying high: Rebounding air travel and regulatory changes will benefit industry operators

IBISWorld’s Flying Schools Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Flying Schools industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New regulatory requirements and improving demand for air travel will boost demand for industry services
  • The increase in minimal flight hours will result in higher demand for flying schools
  • Growth in passenger miles will cause demand for flying schools to increase

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, changing regulatory framework and a growing disinterest in aviation as a profession muddled the industry's performance despite a growing economy. While the new regulation is expected to improve pilot safety, major regional and commercial airlines contend that it adds a significant barrier to entry for would-be aviators, exacerbating the pilot shortage crisis. Over the next five years, the Flight School industry is projected to grow. As the economic recovery accelerates, per capita disposable income is expected to expand, as are corporate profit levels. However, heavy competition in downstream industries, such as commercial airlines, will deter some from pursuing a career as a pilot...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Flying Schools industry is moderately concentrated, with IBISWorld estimating the top three largest companies commanding more than 40.0% of the total market in 2017. Each major player operates dozens of training facilities nationwide and owns an extensive fleet of fixed-wing planes, helicopters and other aircraft and aircraft simulators. The industry's major players also offer a variety of courses and certificates and cater to a range of concentrations including commercial, corporate and military aviation.

    By contrast, the remaining hundreds of operators that comprise the majority of establishments generate limited revenue and negligible market share. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Flying Schools Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Flying Schools Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and International trips by US residents in the Flying Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Flying Schools Industry?

    This industry provides aviation and flight training for vocational and recreational purposes.

    Industry Products
    Airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate training
    Private certificate training
    Commercial certificate training
    Student certificate training
    Other certificate training
    Industry Activities
    Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate training
    Private certificates training
    Commercial certificates training
    Student certificates training
    Other certificates training

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • International trips by US residents
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations

  • Current Performance
  • Initial lift off
  • Certification woes continue with regulation
  • Industry profit and concentration
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Passenger miles on the rise
  • Pilot shortage threat ensues
  • Competitive conditions intensify
  • Table: Flying Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Flying Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate training
  • Private certificate training
  • Commercial certificate training
  • Student certificate training
  • Other certificate training
  • Chart: Flying Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals between 45 and 64
  • Individuals between 25 and 44
  • Individuals over 65
  • Individuals under 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Flying Schools Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Flying Schools

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Flying Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    FlightSafety International Inc.CAEATP Flight School
  • Table: FlightSafety International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: CAE - financial performance
  • Table: ATP Flight School - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Flying Schools Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Flying Schools Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic trips by US residents (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Refers to the act of boarding an aircraft and can statistically represent the number of passengers.
  • Mainline Carriers
  • A mainline carrier is an airline's main operating unit, rather than any regional alliances or subsidiaries.
  • Rotorcraft
  • A carrier that uses rotor blades revolving around a mast to fly; usually refers to helicopters, as opposed to fixed-wing aircraft.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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