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Thanks leftcoast. I'll add that one to the list :)

 

One that I heard about via a recommendation is:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Titans-Boeing-Airbus-Battle/dp/0753510146

 

But the reviews make it sound like it's ok, not great.

 

I'm actually researching the industry now, too.  I don't think you need a book to understand it tough since there are lots of good free resources online.

 

Here's some of the ones I've found so far:

 

- FlightGlobal.com - General aviation and aerospace news

- Boeing's "Current Market Outlook"

- Airbus's "Global Market Forecast"

- TeamSAI's "Global MRO Forecast"

- ICAO's "Medium-Term Passenger Traffic Forecast"

- AirFleets.net (database of aircraft in use)

- AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) compiles data on orders and backlog numbers.

- The Federal Reserve (oddly, but perhaps not, collects data about capacity utilization at aerospcae related manufacturing companies)

 

It seems like it's an *incredibly* well documented industry.

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Thanks leftcoast. I'll add that one to the list :)

 

One that I heard about via a recommendation is:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Titans-Boeing-Airbus-Battle/dp/0753510146

 

But the reviews make it sound like it's ok, not great.

 

I'm actually researching the industry now, too.  I don't think you need a book to understand it tough since there are lots of good free resources online.

 

Here's some of the ones I've found so far:

 

- FlightGlobal.com - General aviation and aerospace news

- Boeing's "Current Market Outlook"

- Airbus's "Global Market Forecast"

- TeamSAI's "Global MRO Forecast"

- ICAO's "Medium-Term Passenger Traffic Forecast"

- AirFleets.net (database of aircraft in use)

- AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) compiles data on orders and backlog numbers.

- The Federal Reserve (oddly, but perhaps not, collects data about capacity utilization at aerospcae related manufacturing companies)

 

It seems like it's an *incredibly* well documented industry.

 

More:

 

- www.iata.org and www.airlines.org track air traffic statistics

- www.gama.aero - General Aviation Manufacturers Assoc.  Tracks # of airplane parts/units sold and dollar amounts.

- www.avaiationweek.com

 

Also, I hear you should watch out for "Programming Accounting", which is special to the aerospace industry and allows significant earnings manipulation.

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