Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Aerospace Technology has named ten of the most influential people in commercial aerospace on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in commercial aerospace: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Flightradar 24 (@flightradar24)

Flightradar 24 is a platform that tracks the exact position of aircraft in real time globally. The air traffic data and its position is determined with the help of ADS-B receivers hosted by companies and private individuals and by using Multilateration (MLAT). This data is combined with the schedule and status of aircraft to create unique consumer as well as business applications.

Twitter followers: 646,525

GlobalData influencer score: 69


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international trade association of airlines. It represents as many as 290 airlines in 120 countries, accounting for 82% of the total air traffic.

IATA membership is open to all airlines having obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. The organisation provides technical support to the airline industry in the areas of airline safety, security and sustainability. It also offers professional support such as consultancy services and expert advice.

Twitter followers: 233,731

GlobalData influencer score: 64

3. Nyc Aviation (@NYCAviation)

Nyc Aviation is an online website offering aviation analysis, updates, consulting and more to travellers, airline enthusiasts, and pilots alike. It provides information related to airlines and commercial aircraft manufacturers, along with planespotting guides and aircraft images.

Twitter followers: 57,923

GlobalData influencer score: 52

4. ICAO (@icao)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is the United Nation’s specialised agency for controlling civil aviation. The agency adheres to the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation, and ensures that aviation standards and regulations are developed and maintained to control the global air transport system. It plays a crucial role in driving global socio-economic development.

Twitter followers: 120,235

GlobalData influencer score: 52

5. Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer)

Jason Rabinowitz is an airline journalist who researches and writes about airlines, planes, travel, transit, and more. He is currently the head of airline research at APTCO, a leader in airline pricing and retailing content, and focuses primarily on the airline amenities product. He specialises in areas such as reviewing in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems and other in-flight products. He also co-hosts AvTalk, an aviation podcast, along with Ian Petchenik.

Twitter followers: 47,723

GlobalData influencer score: 52

6. APEX (@theAPEXassoc)

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is an association of airlines, companies, and suppliers looking to provide world-class travel experience to its passengers. The network is professionally managed by Kellen Company, a premier global association, offering its members the latest opportunities to collaborate with clients and to share information about the industry.

Twitter followers: 10,922

GlobalData influencer score: 47

7. Aviation Addiction (@AviateAddict)

Aviation Addiction is an air traffic resource for aviation enthusiasts, flying organisations, pilots, instructors, plane spotters, and flying schools.

Twitter followers: 52,941

GlobalData influencer score: 47

8. Enviro Aero (@enviroaero)

Enviro Aero provides information on sustainable aviation, and is primarily driven by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). ATAG is an independent agency comprising companies and member organisations throughout the global air transport industry.

Twitter followers: 9,835

GlobalData influencer score: 41

9. Bangalore Aviation (@BLRAviation)

Bangalore Aviation is one of India’s leading website that deals in aviation analysis. It was launched in 2008 by aviation enthusiasts. It is a comprehensive site for aviation enthusiasts containing analyses, opinions, and information on airlines, aircraft, and airports, among others.

Twitter followers: 9,611

GlobalData influencer score: 40

10. NBAA (@NBAA)

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is a non-profit organisation that supports companies relying on general aviation aircraft to make their businesses more efficient and successful.

Founded in 1947 in Washington, DC, the organisation comprises of more than 11,000 companies and hundreds of products and services that cater to the business aviation community.

Twitter followers: 37,997

GlobalData influencer score: 38

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