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1077. Civil Flying--Summary

[As of Dec. 31 or for years ending Dec. 31, except as noted (50.5 represents $50,500,000)]

 
ITEM Unit 1970 1975 1980 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
 
Airports in operation 1 Number 11,261 13,251 15,161 16,318 16,582 17,015 17,327 17,446 17,490 17,581 17,846 18,317 18,343 18,224 18,292 18,345
    Heliports Number 790 1,524 2,336 3,120 3,336 3,653 3,913 4,016 4,085 4,199 4,323 4,569 4,617 4,559 4,596 4,626
  Public Number 4,260 4,573 4,814 5,861 4,924 4,984 5,043 5,084 5,078 5,090 5,116 5,157 5,137 5,132 5,129 5,134
  Private Number 7,001 8,678 10,347 10,457 11,658 12,031 12,284 12,362 12,412 12,491 12,730 13,160 13,206 13,092 13,163 13,211
Airports with runway lights Number 3,554 4,171 4,738 4,941 4,954 4,922 4,890 4,443 4,822 4,811 4,831 4,842 4,830 4,838 4,847 4,832
Airports with paved runways Number 3,805 4,865 5,833 6,721 6,948 7,232 7,429 7,612 7,694 7,822 7,936 8,186 8,230 8,195 8,218 8,248
Airport Improvement Program 2 Mil. dol. 50.5 1,300.9 639.0 842.1 1,615.3 919.4 1,278.3 1,271.2 1,244.7 1,621.6 1,765.0 1,830.0 1,628.0 1,418.1 1,379.9 1,475.9
Total civil aircraft 1,000 154.5 196.3 259.4 274.9 275.7 275.1 272.7 274.8 275.9 275.5 277.0 279.0 281.0 (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Active aircraft 3 1,000 134.5 171.2 214.8 215.4 224.9 222.4 215.9 225.4 218.9 203 192.9 184.4 180.3 195.5 198.6 200.0
    Air carriers, total 4 1,000 2.8 2.7 3.8 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.6 5.7 6.7 6.1 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.6
    General aviation aircraft 5 1,000 131.7 168.5 211.0 210.7 220.0 217.2 210.3 219.7 212.2 196.9 185.6 177.1 172.9 188.1 191.1 192.4
      Fixed-wing aircraft: Multi-engine 1,000 18.4 25.2 31.7 33.6 34.3 33.0 32.2 34.1 32.7 29.7 26.8 22.8 22.3 24.6 25.6 26.2
        Single-engine 1,000 109.5 136.9 168.4 164.4 171.8 171 164.8 170.4 165.1 152.8 144.8 134.2 127.8 137.7 138.1 140.7
      Rotorcraft 6 1,000 2.2 3.8 6.0 6.4 6.9 6.3 6.4 7.5 7.4 6.2 6.0 4.7 4.7 5.8 6.6 6.8
      Balloons, blimps, gliders, etc 1,000 1.6 2.5 5.0 6.3 7.0 6.8 6.9 7.7 7.0 8.1 8.0 5 5.9 4.7 4.2 4.1
Airman certificates held 1,000 1,002 1,052 1,195 1,105 1,119 1,128 1,143 1,168 1,195 1,210 1,224 1,225 1,225 1,290 1,157 1,157
  Pilot 7 1,000 733 728 827 710 709 700 694 700 703 692 683 665 654 639 622 616
    Held by women Percent 4.0 5.2 6.4 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.8
    Airline transport 1,000 34 43 70 83 87 91 97 102 108 112 116 117 117 124 127 131
    Commercial 1,000 187 189 183 152 148 144 143 145 149 148 146 143 139 134 129 125
    Private 1,000 304 306 357 311 306 301 300 293 299 293 288 284 284 261 254 248
    Student 1,000 196 177 200 147 150 146 137 143 128 120 115 104 96 101 95 96
  Nonpilot 8 1,000 269 324 368 395 410 428 449 468 492 517 541 560 571 651 534 541
    Ground technicians 9 1,000 241 265 321 341 353 367 385 401 421 444 478 485 498 574 459 464
FAA employees: Total Number 53,125 56,761 55,340 47,245 46,809 47,907 49,210 50,977 51,269 54,119 53,871 52,680 48,932 48,324 48,618 49,531
  Air traffic control specialists 10 Number (NA) (NA) 27,190 23,580 23,515 24,132 24,803 24,368 24,339 25,741 24,983 24,630 23,628 23,208 22,823 22,985
    Full performance 11 Number (NA) (NA) 16,317 11,672 12,533 11,617 12,180 12,640 12,985 13,480 14,377 14,931 14,997 14,845 15,799 14,630
    Developmental 11 Number (NA) (NA) 4,387 4,304 3,976 5,462 5,495 5,574 5,042 5,080 3,759 3,040 2,548 2,272 1,999 2,312
    Assistants 11 Number (X) (X) (X) 1,465 1,479 1,481 1,283 1,316 1,153 928 792 632 507 355 335 319
    Traffic management coordinators 12 Number (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 278 347 350 370 448 471 482 544 561 542 584
  Electronic technicians/ATSS 13 Number (NA) (NA) 8,871 6,856 6,600 6,788 6,627 6,508 6,458 6,641 6,572 6,262 6,531 6,749 6,927 7,021
  Aviation safety inspectors Number (NA) (NA) 2,038 1,897 2,204 2,350 2,499 2,766 2,984 3,101 3,017 2,920 2,813 2,991 3,265 3,577
  Engineers Number (NA) (NA) 2,436 2,457 2,417 2,579 2,640 2,657 2,745 3,073 3,208 3,198 2,891 2,810 2,860 2,860
  Other Number (NA) (NA) 14,805 12,455 12,073 12,058 12,641 14,678 14,743 15,563 16,091 15,670 13,069 12,566 12,743 13,088
General aviation: 5
  Hours flown Million 26.0 34.2 41.0 34.1 34.4 33.4 33.6 35.0 34.8 29.9 26.7 24.5 24.1 26.6 26.9 27.7
  Fuel consumed: 14 Gasoline Mil. gal. 362 (NA) 520 420 410 402 398 343 353 354 314 268 264 287 289 292
    Jet fuel 15 Mil. gal. 415 (NA) 766 691 732 672 746 688 663 577 494 454 471 560 608 642




NA Not available. X Not applicable.
1 Existing airports, heliports, seaplane bases, etc. recorded with FAA. Includes military airports with joint civil and military use. Includes U.S. outlying areas. Airport-type definitions: Public--publicly owned and under control of a public agency; private--owned by a private individual or corporation. May or may not be open for public use.
2 Fiscal year data. Does not include System Planning Grants. Includes U.S. outlying areas. 1970-1980 data are obligated Federal funds for the Airport Development Aid Program. Thereafter, data are appropriated Federal funds under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982.
3 Registered aircraft that flew 1 or more hours during the year.
4 Includes helicopters.
5 See text, this Section. Beginning 1993, excludes commuters and includes experimental aircraft, not shown separately. Prior to 1993, experimental aircraft were included in the appropriate type. Data beginning 1995 may not be comparable to data for earlier years due to revisions in survey procedures.
6 Includes autogyros; excludes air carrier helicopters.
7 Includes all active pilots. An active pilot is one with a pilot certificate and a valid medical certificate. Also includes pilots who hold a recreational certificate or only a helicopter, glider, or lighter than air certificate, not shown separately.
8 Includes dispatchers, flight navigators and engineers, and ground technicians--mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and ground instructors. Data for 1996 on mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, ground instructors, and dispatchers are limited to those ages 70 years and less.
9 No medical examinations are required, therefore, data represent all certificates on record and include retired or otherwise inactive technicians. See footnote 8.
10 Includes all air traffic control specialists (staff positions, managers, supervisors, and for 1970-1987 traffic management coordinators, not shown separately) and air traffic assistants.
11 Serving in-flight service stations, towers, and centers.
12 Prior to 1987, included in total air traffic control specialists.
13 Airway Transportation Systems Specialists.
14 Source: 1970, U.S. Bureau of Mines; thereafter, FAA General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey. Data for 1996 are estimated using new information on survey nonresponse and so are not strictly comparable to earlier years.
15 Includes kerosene-type and naphtha-type jet fuels.

Source: Except as noted, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, FAA Statistical Handbook of Aviation, annual, last published in 1993. Internet site ; and unpublished data.

http://www.api.faa.gov/apo_home.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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