Aviation Week Launches Fleet Discovery, Providing Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use Data on Global Commercial & Executive Aircraft

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced the availability of Fleet Discovery. This new online tool allows access to global in-depth commercial and executive aircraft fleet information.  The unique offering combines the strengths of Aviation Week's comprehensive LAR and BACK Aviation databases and market-leading fleet researchers with the brands of SpeedNews and Air Transport World. The result is a comprehensive product providing unparalleled perspective and accuracy in tracking individual aircraft lifecycles, delivered by researchers and analysts known and trusted around the world.

Fleet Discovery leverages Aviation Week's powerful aircraft database to provide business information on 200+ data points for 144,000+ aircraft, including fleet details for operators worldwide, aircraft transactions and ownership information, complete aircraft histories, technical specifications including hours and cycles, and order book status for manufacturers.  The product enables those with a financial interest in the commercial aviation market, such as manufacturers, airlines, MRO providers and the supply chain, to monitor and analyze the movements of individual aircraft as assets, providing critical knowledge for strategy development.

"Fleet Discovery offers a wealth of data, at the serial-number level, analyzed by the fleet data team, and readily accessible through an easy-to-use interface.  Just the latest in a series of industry tools from Aviation Week, it offers unsurpassed insight for analysts, consultants and anyone who follows global commercial and business aircraft, and fits with our overall strategy to provide the industry's most timely, valuable business information," said Jim Mathews, Executive Editor, Data & Analytics at Aviation Week.

"We are quite proud of Fleet Discovery and the features it offers the industry," said Warren N. Bimblick, Penton's Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development.  "It is yet another example of a Penton data product aimed at providing analytical tools for business decision makers."  In recent months, Penton has launched such products as Govalytics that helps marketers establish relationships with governments before governments issue RFPs, and NEXT Natural Products Industry Accelerator, which gives entrepreneurial brands access to tools to help grow their natural product's businesses.

For more information on Aviation Week's Fleet Discovery, visit http://marketing.aviationweek.com/FDInfo2014 or call +1-515-237-3682.

About Aviation Week's Network
Aviation Week, a division of Penton, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

About Penton
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Elizabeth Sisk
Director, Marketing Communications
Aviation Week
860.245.5622
Elizabeth.sisk@aviationweek.com

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