FAA AVIATION FORECASTS. FISCAL YEARS 1978-1989

This report contains the fiscal years 1978 to 1989 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) forecasts of aviation activity and measures of workload at FAA facilities. These include airports with FAA control towers, air route traffic control centers, and flight service stations. Detailed forecasts were made for the four major users of the national aviation system: air carriers, air taxi, general aviation and the military. This report also contains for the first time a specific forecast for commuter airlines. The forecasts have been prepared to meet the budget and manpower planning needs of the constituent units of FAA and to provide information that can be used by state and local authorities, by the aviation industry and the general public. The overall outlook throughout the forecast period is for moderate economic growth, declining unemployment, and decreasing inflation. Based on these assumptions, aviation activity is forecast to increase by Fiscal Year 1982 by 29 percent at towered airports, 32 percent at air route traffic control centers and 49 percent in flight services performed. The corresponding percentage increases for Fiscal Year 1989 are 49, 64 and 104, respectively. General aviation and air taxis (including commuters) will account for most of the growth in activity at FAA facilities. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-77-32
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM