mba Aviation debuts new tools in Redbook fleet database


mba Aviation has introduced a suite of enhanced aircraft tracking tools allowing for lessors and owners to get alerts on aircraft that stop operating, operate to certain airports and/or operate flights to restricted countries. In addition, due to client requests for quicker page loading times, the mba team developed a faster version of its STAR Fleet database within its Redbook aviation intelligence platform. STAR Fleet contains reliable operator, owner, utilization, and transaction history data for the global fleet of more than 45,000 commercial aircraft.

Redbook subscribers can pick between the new “Star” and “Star Plus” page views to access mba’s data in the most efficient way. The speed-optimized view offers a simplified user interface and 3x faster load times.

Clients can also sign up for custom alerts about relevant aircraft; mba’s database will keep them informed about changes to the status of their aircraft. Users will receive daily or weekly alert summaries whenever their aircraft fly to a particular country of interest, remain grounded past a specified length of time, land at desert storage facilities, or are involved in incidents.


David Tokoph, mba’s president and CEO, described an urgent use-case for these alerts: “In the tumultuous COVID-19 environment, compliance teams at leasing companies need better ways to track their assets. Alerts can trigger whenever aircraft land in restricted countries, giving managers the opportunity to approach the lessee and open discussions.”

The mba team is ready to provide Redbook trial subscriptions to qualified aviation industry personnel. Trials may be requested at

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