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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Airport Operations

Overview of the U.S. Airport Operations 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 Airport Operations: 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.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Airport Operations 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

Fixed-Base-Operator Services

Airport Administration And Operation Services

Handling Services For Goods

Maintenance And Repair And Related Services For Aircraft

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 of Airport Operations by state

Airport Operations Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Airport Operations companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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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 Airport Operations 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 Airport Operations 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 Airport Operations 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

Airport Operations Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

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  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Texas A & M University71
    Pennsylvania State University66
    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Service7

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Chennai airport begins trial run from secondary runway - Chennai airport has started trials for simultaneous operations from both main runway and secondary runway. This was carried out today between 1028 hours to 1123 hours. The trials will be implemented for three months and after that permanent implementation ... (01/11/2018)
    • Beijing's New Daxing International Airport Set To Be World's Largest, But Business Aviation An Afterthought - The three most significant components impacting BGA are: airport capacity, fixed-base operations (FBOs) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities (MROs). In the U.S., airports dedicated to BGA activity are abundant: 2,069 airports with runways ... (01/11/2018)
    • New York's JFK airport to be investigated for recent storm-related travel issues - Kennedy airport this weekend, including a burst pipe that halted operations at Terminal 4 on Sunday, the Port Authority announced today. LaHood, who served under Obama during his first term and now works as a policy adviser at a law firm in Washington ... (01/11/2018)
    • Airport money lands in Canandaigua - The Canandaigua terminal building would serve as office space for the airport manager and have conference and lounge space where pilots can do flight planning and business and other travelers can meet, Manikowski said. In 2015, 21,000 total operations ... (01/10/2018)
    • Huge fire breaks out near Dublin Airport - residents issued warning - They tweeted: “There is a fire in St Margaret's near the airport. The fire is not on the airport campus and the smoke is not having an impact on airport operations.” The fire has now been brought under control No injuries were reported. (01/10/2018)
    • Michigan airport's goggle-wearing, wildlife-control dog dies - "When you hear 'working dog,' you think police, military. But a dog running around with planes and helicopters is pretty unique," said Brian Edwards, the airport's director of operations and Piper's owner. Piper spent his last day playing soccer ... (01/10/2018)
    • JFK Airport’s Terminal Setup Contributed to the Storm-Recovery Fiasco - Now that the airport has resumed mostly normal operations, the finger pointing is beginning. Why was the meltdown so great? And what’s the airport operator — the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — planning to do about it? “What happened at ... (01/09/2018)
    • Main airport entrance ramp closed from George Washington Memorial Parkway - It was not immediately known when the problem will be resolved. The airport is open with normal operations. Main airport entrance ramp from southbound @NPSGWMP (Parkway) CLOSED due to water main break. Use second Parkway ramp as detour, or enter via Route ... (01/09/2018)
    • JFK airport scrambles to clean up after latest debacle - Flooding at JFK Airport in a baggage claim area. NEW YORK (CNN) - Operations at New York's JFK airport are beginning to get back to normal after several days of failures that crippled operations and upset passengers. First a "bomb cyclone" stranded some ... (01/09/2018)
    • JFK airport tries to catch up after cascade of winter woes - forcing the airport to suspend its international flight arrivals for a few hours. The terminal was completely up and running again four hours later, and flights resumed normal operations by 9:45 p.m., according to JFK International Air Terminal LLC ... (01/08/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $205,286,716 on Airport Operations. It has awarded 391 contracts to 97 companies, with an average value of $2,116,358 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Airport Operations to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Air Transportation Related Services, Nec
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Airport OperationsOpportunity/Threat
    Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation
    Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Air Transportation Related Services, Nec are less than those from Airport Operations. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Air Transportation Related Services, Nec sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Air Transportation Related Services, Nec Product Sales Report

    Domestic, Nonscheduled Passenger Transportation By Air
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Airport OperationsOpportunity/Threat
    Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation
    Nonscheduled Chartered Freight Air Transportation Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Domestic, Nonscheduled Passenger Transportation By Air are less than those from Airport Operations. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Domestic, Nonscheduled Passenger Transportation By Air sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Domestic, Nonscheduled Passenger Transportation By Air Product Sales Report

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