Airports and the Newest Generation of General Aviation Aircraft: Volume 1: Forecast

This report is published as a 2-volume set. Volume 1 provides a Forecast of anticipated fleet activity associated with the newest generation of General Aviaiton (GA) aircraft over a 5- and 10-year outlook. Volume 2 offers a guidebook in a user-friendly format that helps airport operators assess the practical requirements and innovative approaches that may be needed to accommodate these new aircraft. This volume, Volume 1 Forecast, will be of interest to airport operators currently serving GA aircraft, as well as those that are considering the potential impact of incorporating commercial service that may be provided by Very Light Jets (VLJs) and other advanced small GA aircraft at their airports. Using 2007 as the baseline, this Forecast provides 5- and 10-year fleet size projections for the newest generation of GA aircraft and highlights a variety of fleets and their manufacturers. Both traditional GA uses as well as commercial air taxi uses are considered. In addition to fleet estimates, operational activity projections by VLJs used in commercial air taxi services are provided for over 1,800 U.S. airports. In conjunction with the Volume 2 Guidebook, these fleet and activity forecasts can be used by airport operators to assess both the practical requirements and the innovative options for accommodating these new types of GA aircraft. Airport planners can use this Forecast as the basis for upgrading existing, and creating new airport facilities (along with the services needed). Service providers and industry stakeholders focused on GA activity will find this Forecast helpful in seeking new business opportunities in the foreseeable future.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34p
  • Serial:
    • ACRP Report
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 17
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1935-9802
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309117944
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 10-04
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2009 3:34PM