The forecast for fiscal years 2002-2013 includes airport activity reports for FAA and contract traffic control towers, air route traffic control centers, and flight service stations. The forecast is for major users of the National Aviation System including large air carriers, air taxi/commuters, general aviation, and military. Forecasts meet the budget and planning needs of FAA and provide information for use by State and local authorities, the aviation industry, and the public.

The forecast includes three major areas:

  • U.S. and world economic environment
  • Historical data and forecasts of future aviation demand and aircraft activity
  • Workload measures

You can request a copy of the forecast (276 pages) by contacting the Office of Aviation Policy and Plans at (202) 267-3355.

Executive Summary (MS Word)


Table Number Table Document Name
Tables I-1 - I-8 (MS Excel)
Table I-1 Economic Forecasts, United States and World Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-2 Aviation Demand Forecasts, Large Air Carriers Passengers Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-3 Aviation Forecast Assumptions, Large Air Carriers Passengers Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-4 Aviation Demand Forecasts and Assumptions, Regionals/Commuters Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-5 Aviation Demand Forecasts, Large Air Carriers Air Cargo Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-6 Aviation Demand Forecasts and Assumptions, General Aviation Calendar Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-7 Aviation Activity Forecasts--Combined FAA and Contract Towers Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)
Table I-8 Aviation Activity Forecasts--FAA Facilities Fiscal Years 2002 - 2013 (MS Excel)

2000 General Aviation and Air Taxi and Avionics Survey


Table Number Table Document Name
Tables V-2 - V-5 (MS Excel)
Table V-2 General Aviation Active Aircraft by Aircraft Type (MS Excel)
Table V-3 Total General Aviation Hours Flown by Aircraft Type (MS Excel)
Table V-4 General Aviation Active Aircraft by Primary Use Category (MS Excel)
Table V-5 Total General Aviation Hours Flown by Use Category (MS Excel)

Economic Forecasts


Table Number Document Name
Tables 1-5 (MS Excel)
Table 1 U.S. Short-Term Economic Forecasts (MS Excel)
Table 2 U.S. Long-Term Economic Forecasts (MS Excel)
Table 3 Alternative U.S. Long-Term Economic Forecasts (MS Excel)
Table 4 International GDP Forecasts (MS Excel)
Table 5 International Exchange Rate Forecasts (MS Excel)

Air Carrier Forecasts


Table Number Document Name
Tables 6-22 (MS Excel)
Table 6 Baseline U.S. Air Carrier Forecast Assumptions Total System Operations (MS Excel)
Table 7 Baseline U.S. Air Carrier Forecast Assumptions Domestic Operations (MS Excel)
Table 8 Baseline U.S. Air Carrier Forecast Assumptions International Operations (Part 1) (MS Excel)
Table 9 Baseline U.S. Air Carrier Forecast Assumptions International Operations (Part 2) (MS Excel)
Table 10 U.S. and Foreign Flag Carriers Total Passenger Traffic to/from the United States (MS Excel)
Table 11 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers and Regionals/Commuters Total Scheduled U.S. Passenger Traffic (MS Excel)
Table 12 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Scheduled Passenger Traffic (MS Excel)
Table 13 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Scheduled International Passenger Traffic (MS Excel)
Table 14 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Scheduled Passenger Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factors (MS Excel)
Table 15 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers--Scheduled Passenger Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factors By International Travel Regions (MS Excel)
Table 16 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Total Air Cargo Revenue Ton Miles (MS Excel)
Table 17 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Air Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: All-Cargo Carriers (MS Excel)
Table 18 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Air Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Passenger Carriers (MS Excel)
Table 19 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Passenger Jet Aircraft (MS Excel)
Table 20 U.S. Commercial Air Cargo Jet Aircraft (MS Excel)
Table 21 U.S. Commercial Air Carriers Total Airborne Hours (MS Excel)
Table 22 Total Jet Fuel and Aviation Gasoline Fuel Consumption U.S. Civil Aviation Aircraft (MS Excel)

Regionals/Commuters Forecasts


Table Number Document Name
Tables 23-26 (MS Excel)
Table 23 U.S. Regionals/Commuters Forecast Assumptions (MS Excel)
Table 24 U.S. Regionals/Commuters Scheduled Passenger Traffic (MS Excel)
Table 25 U.S. Regionals/Commuters Scheduled Passenger Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factors (MS Excel)
Table 26 U.S. Regionals/Commuters Passenger Aircraft and Flight Hours (MS Excel)

General Aviation Forecasts


Table Number Table Document Name
Tables 27-31 (MS Excel)
Table 27 Active General Aviation and Air Taxi Aircraft (MS Excel)
Table 28 Active General Aviation and Air Taxi Hours Flown (MS Excel)
Table 29 Active Pilots by Type of Certificate (MS Excel)
Table 30 General Aviation Aircraft Fuel Consumption (MS Excel)
Table 31 Active Rotorcraft Fleet and Hours Flown (MS Excel)

FAA Workload Forecasts


Table Number Table Document Name
Tables 32-49 (MS Excel)
Table 32 Total Combined Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA and Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 33 Combined Itinerant Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA and Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 34 Combined Local Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA and Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 35 Total Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 36 Itinerant Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 37 Local Aircraft Operations at Airports with FAA Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 38 Total Aircraft Operations at Airports with Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 39 Itinerant Aircraft Operations at Airports with Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 40 Local Aircraft at Airports with Contract Traffic Control Service Local Aircraft Operations at Airports with Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 41 Total Combined Instrument Operations at Airports with FAA and Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 42 Instrument Operations at Airports with FAA Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 43 Instrument Operations at Airports with Contract Traffic Control Service (MS Excel)
Table 44 IFR Aircraft Handled at FAA Air Route Traffic Control Centers (MS Excel)
Table 45 IFR Departures and Overs at FAA Air Route Traffic Control Centers (MS Excel)
Table 46 Total Flight Services at FAA Flight Service Stations (MS Excel)
Table 47 Flight Plans Originated at FAA Flight Service Stations (MS Excel)
Table 48 Aircraft Contacted at FAA Flight Service Stations (MS Excel)
Table 49 Automated Flight Services DUATS Transactions (MS Excel)