World airplane database download

You can buy the subscription to our aircraft database and API which allows you to download it as often as you need for one year. We will constantly keep the database up to date.  Moreover, we have an API system which you could subscribe to if you need more information or if you don’t want to manually download world plane database every time. Database keeps updated with our software which we developed to scan every source of our data. For this, we have set up dedicated programs for every data source. All of our sources are either authority websites (usually aviation authorities) or other internationally recognized sources. Global aircraft data along with the airplane list is constantly updated and accurate. Our office is based in Europe and so is our server which helps a lot to guarantee fast data transfer. Our server has an uptime of 99.95%. We collect data for our database with aircraft information you could possibly need.


What information do we have per airplane?

Data per airplane

Our focus with global aircraft data is mostly on the travel industry. Just imagine booking websites where you need to know how many seats a plane has of which type for example. Equally important to say, that we show the history of the airplane such as the first flight, rollout date and more. To conclude which information is useful for our clients, we’ve done initial market research and expanded upon that with the feedback from our existing customers. All airplane data can be divided into different groups.

First of all the identification of the plane: This contains complete airplane registry information like the registration number, the name of the production line, the IATA code, and model code. Also the ICAO 24 hex code, the IATA short and long code and construction number of the airplane. Even the number of test registration of airplane is included so the airplane can be fully identified and all his data is complete.

Second is the historical data of the plane such as the date of the rollout and first flight of the airplane. The date of delivery and the date of registration is also included in our database.

The third is the information about the airplane owner. Our database has data about the airline that the plane belongs to and the IATA code of that airline.

Fourth and last we provide information about the plane itself, how many engines, which type of engines, type of seats, how many first class, how many beds. Aside from this, we have global aircraft registry along with information about the angle and size of the seats for example.

Find the full list of the data strings that we have in our airplane database below.

Headers  Description
Our ID code of Airplane database API
Registration number of Airplane
Name of Airplane production line
IATA typecode of Airplane
Production model of Airplane
Model code of Airplane
ICAO24 Hex code of Airplane
IATA code short of Airplane
IATA code long of Airplane
Construction number of Airplane
Number of test registration of Airplane
Date of Rollout of Airplane
Date of first flight of Airplane
Date of Delivery of Airplane
Date of Registration of Airplane
Production line number
Airplane series
IATA code of Airline
ICAO code of Airline
Owner of Airplane
Amount of engines of Airplane
Type of engines of Airplane
Age of Airplane
Status of Airplane


You can download the database with the yearly subscription or you can subscribe to our API. Either way, global airplane database download option is available to you and will constantly be up to date. The download is in excel, csv, sql, mysql format and the API is in REST JSON format. In case you are interested in the API, follow this link. If you want to read about our specific features of the API, follow one of these links: Nearby API, Autocomplete API, Airline and Airport routes API, timetable API, Flight Track API.

Example of our database

Get the full documentation about the database on our page for developers here.

Why we choose this information?

With aircraft, we decided that more information is better than less information because it is hard to identify the exact needs of our customers. However, we do have a focus point with the data. Because too much data will clutter and distract from the purpose for which it is needed. Data without focus has little value. This is why we’ve segmented our data into the different sections such as we have military, private and civil aircraft register aircrafts details. If you do need the full data you can always subscribe to our API. If you feel more information is needed or we are missing something specific, contact us and let’s talk about it.

How do we guarantee the accuracy?

Because of the way we approach our sources and data processing, we are confident to give a guarantee in the accuracy of our databases. First of all, we gather the data from authority sources and multiple official original sources. Secondly, our system validates each new data by comparing it with multiple sources and if there is any doubt, our quality assurance team is alerted and will manually check the data. We have a direct line of contact with most of our partners in the sector. This way we are sure that we provide you with the latest and most accurate data.

Method of data collection


We initially build a database foundation based on information from aviation authority sources. On top of this, we gather information from other internationally recognized aviation sources such as FAA aircraft registration database. There are hundreds of possible sources where we pull data from, our software then checks the validity before we add it to our database.

Our software is developed specifically to gather data from different sources, this means we have written hundreds of different programs to gather data from all of our sources. It is constantly checking with the data providers to check for updates and aggregates this in our database. The value of our business is that we take away the workload of our clients who don’t have to build their own data collection system. On top of this, because this is our focus, we are more accurate than any software developed in-house. Due to our ability to provide this information to many clients all over the world, it is also financially very favorable for our clients.

About our sources

Original sources and authority partners form the core of our data. We have hundreds of partners from which we obtain data. Our sources are classified in two groups, the aviation authority sources (such as IATA, FAA database or national aviation authorities) and the official original sources as we call them (for example airplane developers like Boeing). We maintain direct contact with most of our sources which helps us understand the data and to be sure of the accuracy.

The best authority source related to airplanes is the FAA Aircraft directory and FAA aircraft registration database. For further data about the airplanes, we contact the aircraft manufacturers directly when needed. We validate all of our sources and maintain direct communication with as many as possible.

The different uses of the information for our clients

The uses of the airplane database are quite broad, there are many reasons why our customers use this database. For some it can be used as additional information for their flight tracking platform, it’s also interesting for aircraft spotting applications where people request additional information about the airplanes they have spotted. Booking platforms also use our service to accurately display to their clients, what they are offering in regards to seats or beds and their sizes. Even virtual airlines use our data for their platforms.

For some clients it’s enough to have just the database with aircraft information for one year and download and update their platform manually, others choose to use our API subscription to get automatically updated and use our API services. Have a look to see if this is perhaps interesting for your business. Certainly, you know best what it is that you need the database for but hopefully, this gives an insight into the many options for what our database can be used.

Example of our APIs

In case you are interested in the API subscription, have a look at our API page or read further about the services that we provide with our API.

The Nearby API. Helps you to automatically detect nearby airports or cities from certain coordinates.

The Autocomplete API. Automatically give suggestions to your clients in drop-down menus.

Routes API. Find all current active routes of all airports around the world at any time.

Timetables to display schedules of airports everywhere.

Flight Track to track flights around the world.


How is our database hosted?

Location of our server

We host our database in Europe on the server of our hosting partner. They are a long-standing web service provider with a great history.

Our up-time

To guarantee our quality we have set up an SLA which we uphold and part of that is our server uptime. We aim to have an uptime of 99.95% and this has been the average for our host for many years. It is well above industry standards. This is very important to us because our clients expect a constant stream of data and thanks to our host, we can provide that.

Our Clients

Our clients are in the aviation industry and this is what we focus on though at times we have other types of industries that are interested in part of our data. It usually starts with a developer finding our website and the service we offer, they compare it with other services and propose our solution to their decision makers.

We can give a few more examples of customers we work with.

How they have used it

Usually, our customers initially buy the specific database that they need or the trial version of the API and this builds to become a long-lasting partnership where we take the role of data supplier for their platform and for their customers to use. Our databases are being downloaded thousands of times per year and the API has millions of calls per day even. We thrive in the support position and you provide excellence to your clients. If you enjoyed this database with aircraft information, have a look at our API system as well.

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