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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Air Traffic Control

Overview: the U.S. Air Traffic Control Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Air Traffic Control: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Air Traffic Control industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Air Traffic Control Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Air Traffic Control company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Air Traffic Control industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Air Traffic Control measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 6%
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges 5%
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges 5%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18%
Information and Record Clerks 8%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 30%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 20%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 19%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 19%
Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26%
Other Transportation Workers 9%
Miscellaneous Transportation Workers 6%
Transportation Workers, All Other 6%
Material Moving Workers 10%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Air Traffic Control Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Live: A day in the life of an air traffic controller at Bristol Airport - Bristol Airport is one of ten busiest in the country. Last year 7.7 million people passed through its doors on their way all over the world. In 2016, Bristol saw 73,536 flights arrive and depart. The airport serves more than 100 destinations across 30 ... (01/12/2018)
  • Push to privatize air traffic control, backed by American and Southwest, may be permanently grounded - WASHINGTON — A contentious proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system has circled in a legislative holding pattern for months, leaving major carriers like Dallas-based Southwest Airlines up in the air over one of their top priorities. (01/12/2018)
  • Williams: Lansing must modernize air traffic control now, not later - With forecasts predicting air travel will increase by 65 percent over the next two decades, the need to upgrade America’s antiquated air traffic control (ATC) system has never been greater. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ... (01/11/2018)
  • Coconino Voices: Air traffic control privatization would cut off northern Arizona - I have worked in aviation in Arizona for 29 years, working my way up from an aircraft re-fueler in Phoenix to my current role as Manager of the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. I have traveled and worked all around this great state of ours, enjoying the vastly ... (01/10/2018)
  • Former Air Traffic Controller Becomes Chair Of CFP Board - Richard Salmen, a former air traffic controller with 25 years of financial planning experience, took over as chair of the board of directors for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards on Jan. 1. He succeeded Blaine Aikin, the 2017 chair. (01/10/2018)
  • ICAO Pulls Up India DGCA for not Introducing Licensing System for Air Traffic Controllers - Jan. 09--The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has pulled up Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not putting in place a licence system for air traffic controllers (ATCOs) in India ever after six years of its recommendation. (01/09/2018)
  • Privatise Dutch air traffic control, says former Eurocontrol director - The Netherlands should privatise its air traffic control organisation LVNV, said David McMillan, former director-general of the European air traffic control organisation Eurocontrol in an interview with the Financieele Dagblad. This would lead to better ... (01/09/2018)
  • Hial proposes centralising air traffic control - Air traffic control for seven Scottish regional airports could operate from one site under plans being considered by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd. If it goes ahead, the remote air traffic control system modelled on one used in Sweden would be the ... (01/08/2018)
  • Time has come to modernize the nation’s obsolete air traffic control system - Like so much of our nation’s critical infrastructure, our country’s air traffic control system is obsolete. For the two million Americans and thousands of Arizonans who fly every day, the failure to modernize the way we fly has real consequences ... (01/04/2018)
  • Delivering value is key priority for new Eurocontrol DG - In his role at IAA, he was responsible for ATM services in Irish-controlled airspace, aeronautical communications on the North Atlantic and air traffic control (ATC) at the major Irish airports, as well as Irish civil aviation safety and security regulation. (01/03/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $161,898,398 on Air Traffic Control. It has awarded 83 contracts to 20 companies, with an average value of $8,094,920 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Air traffic control services (except military), etc.

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