Dear ch-aviation subscribers & friends,

a fantastic year 2017 is coming to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your outstanding support over the last 19 years. You’ve heard right, ch-aviation is turning twenty in 2018. Never would I have expected, when starting ch-aviation in 1998 in the “computer room” of my high school (the only computer with a internet connection in my life was there at the time) that ch-aviation would once reach 1.6 million people per year all over the world.

While it all started as a sporadically published newsletter that featured airline industry news, over the last 5 years ch-aviation has evolved to become one of the largest and most trusted airline industry data providers in the civil aviation world. We are now serving all main aircraft manufacturers, the largest airports, leasing companies, banks, technical suppliers and many other of the most reputable aviation companies in the world with our data. Even when you do profane things like checking in from a mobile app or looking for airline schedules, it is very likely that at least parts of the data needed for these operations are produced, curated and most importantly quality assured by us.

And it does not stop there, we have a fully lined up development pipeline for 2018 currently in production. Stay tuned for aircraft hours and cycles forecasts, a very sophisticated live alert center on industry events, advanced schedule and capacity reporting and a game changing charter aircraft search tool, just to name a few examples.

If you would like to join us on our journey to become the Bloomberg of aviation please let us know! We are currently hiring for a Director of Sales for the Airports and Travel Technology target markets, a Business Analyst and a QA Engineer, just drop us an E-Mail at and we fill you in to all the details.

Thank you very much

Thomas Jaeger

Chief Executive Officer


P.S. Meet us in 2018 at the following events:

Dublin Air Finance Conferences (23.-24.01.2018)

Hamburg Aviation Conference (08.-09.02.2018)

Connect, Tbilisi (20.-22.02.2018)

Aviation Festival Asia, Singapore (27.-28.02.2018)

ISTAT Americas, San Diego (04.-06.03.2018)

ITB Berlin (07.-09.03.2018)

MRO Americas, Orlando (10.-12.04.2018)

Routes Europe, Bilbao (22.-24.04.2018)

ISTAT Asia, Singapore (08.-10.05.2018)

EBACE, Geneva (29.-31.05.2018)

AP&M, London (30.-31.05.2018)

IATA AGM, Sydney (03.-05.06.2018)

Farnborough Air Show (16.-22.07.2018)

ACPC, Orlando (18.-21.08.2018)

Aviation Festival Europe, London (06.-07.09.2018)

World Routes, Guangzhou (15.-18.09.2018)

ISTAT Europe, Prague (23.-25.09.2018)

MRO Europe, Amsterdam (04.-05.10.2018)

ERA GA, Edinburgh (09.-11.10.2018);

Just drop us an email at: to schedule something.

ch-aviation CEO Thomas Jaeger had a chat with Peter Glade, Commercial Director of Sun Express. Read our exclusive interview to find out about the Turkish carrier’s challenges, how it works with its ‘brothers and sisters’, and what it perceives as its strengths.

Learn about SunExpress on ch-aviation:

Let’s start with a look at the history, Peter. The past two years were quite challenging for SunExpress. In general, how has SunExpress dealt with touristic developments in Turkey so far? And how have your other core markets, for example Egypt, been affected?

If we take a look back to 2015, we had 76% less touristic arrivals in Hurghada, 36% less touristic arrivals in Antalya – those are our two core markets if we’re talking about touristic development. SunExpress has been extremely successful in converting that into only 8% less passengers. Read more

With the latest update of ch-aviation PRO we have added new features and functionalities to the ch-aviation fleet module. You can now easily see seat data, and also search on MTOW, build date, and seat info. Read more

A little over a month ago we added one of our most requested features to ch-aviation PRO – fleets download. We released this feature together with the big revamp of our fleets search function, allowing you – our customers – to get the most out of our datasets for perfect search results. Hearing from the people who use ch-aviation PRO every day helps us build features that make a difference in your daily work.

We are happy to say that the initial launch was very well received, and based on feedback from our users, we are already preparing small updates that will enhance the look and feel even further.

What can downloads do for you?

Let’s say your boss has a marvellous vision to expand your business to a new geographical area.

“Africa,” he says. “Let’s go to Africa!”

Read more

We are extremely thrilled to announce that our ch-aviation aircraft fleet data is now ready for instant download!

We have spent months developing a sharp, easy-to-use and superfast logic that allows you to download any of your search queries within our aircraft database. Don’t waste any more time copying and pasting fleet data into a spreadsheet or into your internal databases with our new fleet data download module.

Sign up for the ch-aviation Fleets Download and get your data within seconds either as XLS, CSV or JSON file. You can download your queries as many times as you like.

We have, as always, managed to create a real deal breaker. Get high quality aircraft data from Switzerland at a fraction of the usual industry rates.

Get a full downloadable fleet database for only EUR 2’999.00 per year.

Contact for any further information.

In day to day work, it all comes down to finding the right information and quickly. In aviation, things are happening at an ever faster pace. That is why we are committed to providing you with fast, easy-to-find and accurate information.

When we released our new modules in 2015, we focused on providing clear visibility into different data sets, each one cross-referenced to each other – and aimed to make your searches easy, quick and painless.

However, there was one question we heard quite often: How can you locate constant changes occurring in our database?

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