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Business Industry Guide: Aviation and Flight Simulation (as of Spring 2020): Market and Consumer Research
Researching flight simulation or aviation industry? Use the resources in this guide!
Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Select private company reports are available.
Tip: Mergent Online has a regional Asia Pacific industry report for aviation. Click on Industry Analysis, Search by Industry Aviation and filter results to Asia/Pacific.
ThomsonOne Research provides investment reports from prominent banks such as Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. These reports provide in-depth analysis and forecasts for publicly-traded companies. **This database requires Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge running compatibility mode. Go to the Tools menu (the gear icon), select “Compatibility View settings”, and then add thomsonone.com** This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff.
Tip: Begin by clicking Screening & Analysis> Research > Research Search
Tip: This is the Advanced Research Page. Search for geographic region China and aviationorflight in the title. Be sure to change the date range to the past 5 years.
Access to research reports containing key statistics, industry conditions, market characteristics, industry performance, external market drivers, key success factors, and 5-year revenue forecasts for each US industry. Charts and graphs download into Excel, and detailed written analysis provides explanations and insights. Our subscription also includes Global Market Research Reports that analyze 75 of the largest industries on a world-wide scale.
Tip: IBIS World has a report that focuses on flight schools (enter aviation in the keyword search). Though this IBIS World report is US centered, the report lists some international associations that you may want to go off and use to search for data.
Rounding Out Your Research - Locating Recent News from Industry Publications
Trade publications and international news sources may be helpful in rounding out your research. Specialized publications - known as industry or trade publications - help those inside an industry to understand the most recent trends and news impacting sales, growth, and strategy.
For instance, of the thousands of sources contained in the Factiva database, two examples of related publications are Aviation International News and Flight International. Listed below are the three library databases for searching trade publications and international news content.
Provides access to the Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and over 8,000 other sources with the ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search. For guidance on building a Factiva search, please visit this guide.
Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. For an overview of how to use Nexis Uni, visit this page.
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Industry associations websites are available in this industry. The IBIS World report that is reference above calls attention to several international associations for the aviation industry. They sometimes will provide reports, articles, statistics, and industry data and can be helpful in rounding out your research.