GlobalData research has found the top influencers in commercial aerospace based on their performance and engagement online.
Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Aerospace Technology has named ten of the most influential people in commercial aerospace network on Twitter over the last 90 days.

Top ten influencers in commercial aerospace in Q3

1. Isaac Alexander (@jetcitystar)

Isaac Alexander is the editor-in-chief of Jet City Star blog, which presents latest news and happenings in the aerospace and defence industries.

Alexander also served as an Aviation Machinists Mate for the US Navy for a period of six years. He is the co-founder and was the Director of Publicity of Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF).

Twitter followers: 15,046

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Flightradar24 (@flightradar24)

Flightradar24 is an application that allows to track the real-time air traffic worldwide. It is a global flight tracking application that gives information about thousands of aircraft.

The project was initiated in 2006 by two Swedish aviation enthusiasts, by building a network of ADS-B receivers in Northern and Central Europe. The application is currently used by more than two million users a day.

Flightradar24 is currently the world’s largest ADS-B network with more than 20,000 connected devices. The application is available for iOS and Android devices.

Twitter followers: 541,884

GlobalData influencer score: 72

3. Pratt & Whitney (@prattandwhitney)

Pratt and Whitney is a global leader in the manufacturing, designing, and servicing of advanced aircraft engines and supplementary power units. It is owned by United Technologies Company, an American conglomerate involved in the commercial aerospace, defense, and industries.

Headquartered in Connecticut, US,  Pratt and Whitney has more than 39,000 employees worldwide.

Twitter followers: 135,238

GlobalData influencer score: 66

4. Speed Bird (@SpeedBird_NCL)

Speed Bird, as a member of oneworld® e-enabled Aircraft group, ensures the integration and security of E-enabled aircraft including A380, B787, and B777-300ER. With an experience of 13 years in the field, the company also designs and develops software for the back-office system of the airlines.

Speed Bird is specialised in planning, implementing, and designing airlines’ flight operations system, along with safety and security divisions. It also helps to influence the development of aviation industry settings.

Twitter followers: 21,685

GlobalData influencer score: 60

5. Airline Geeks (@AirlineGeeks)

Airline Geeks delivers updated news and information in the domain of aviation. It aims to deepen the understanding of the industry among its readers.

The website shares in-depth and up-to-date particulars of the aviation industry. Founded in 2013, Airline Geeks is managed by a team of more than 25 active members.

Twitter followers: 38,065

GlobalData influencer score: 59

6. B N Sullivan (@AircrewBuzz)

B N Sullivan manages an aviation news blog named Aircrew Buzz, which covers news for the aviation industry and crew. It also envelops real-time natural disasters and severe weather conditions effecting major aviation centres.

Aircrew Buzz presents crew-centred news and commentary. Established in 2005, the blog sheds light on topics including aircraft accidents and incidents, flight security issues, labour issues, and aviation security.

Twitter followers: 35,324

GlobalData influencer score: 58

7. Runway Girl Network (@Runwaygirl)

Runway Girl Network is an online aviation news service that delivers first-hand knowledge of the airline passenger experience. The network has a deep industry intelligence and comprehension that helps it deliver unbiased news and insights. Its primary readers include industry stakeholders and airline passengers.

The site covers four key sectors, namely passenger safety, comfort, connectivity, and services.

Twitter followers: 63,737

GlobalData influencer score: 58

8. CH-aviation (@chaviation)

CH-aviation delivers global intelligence and news on the aviation industry. It aims to keep policy makers informed, helping them take better decisions.

Established in 1998 in Switzerland, the website is one of the successful Swiss aviation sites. It serves more than 1.8 million users a year and offers a comprehensive database of aviation businesses.

Twitter followers: 5,543

GlobalData influencer score: 55

9. APEX (@theAPEXassoc)

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is a non-profit membership trade establishment comprising world’s leading airlines and industry suppliers. The association also encompasses other aviation industry leaders and big media groups.

The network offers updated industry news and trends to its members, helping them develop competent relationships with their clients and colleagues globally.

APEX is managed by Kellen Company, which has presence in the US, Europe, China, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Twitter followers: 10,478

GlobalData influencer score: 52

10. A Pilot’s Eye (@APilotsEye)

Pilot’s is a documentary series that uses high-definition (HD) recording technique to present an exhaustive insight into the cockpit of airlines.

The documentary showcases images, videos, and experiences from the cockpit of an airplane, giving viewers a new and unique understanding of airline flight and procedures.

Pilot’s documentaries are produced by AignerMEDIA for HDC High Definition Content, which is based in Germany.

Twitter followers: 40,959

GlobalData influencer score: 51