Data Dictionary for the NFDC Airport Facilities Table

Field Number Description
ActiviationDate E157 Airport activation date (mm/yyyy). Provides the month and year that the facility was added to the NFDC airport database. Note: this information is only available for those facilities opened since 1981. (ex. 06/1981)
AirframeRepair A71 Airframe repair service availability/type. (ex. MAJOR, MINOR, NONE)
AirportElevationSource NONE Airport elevation source.
AirportElevationSourceDate NONE Airport elevation source date (mm/dd/yyyy).
AirportPositionSource NONE Airport position source.
AirportPositionSourceDate NONE Airport position source date (mm/dd/yyyy).
AirportStatusCode N/A Airport status code: CI - closed indefinitely; CP - closed permanently; O - operational
AirportToFSSPhoneNumber A88 Local phone number from airport to FSS for adminstrative services
AirspaceDetermination E111 Airport airspace analysis determination. (ex. CONDL (conditional), NOT ANALYZED, NO OBJECTION, OBJECTIONABLE)
AlternateFSSID A86 Alternate FSS identifier provides the identifier of a full-time flight service station that assumes responsibility for the airport during the off hours of a part-time primary FSS. (ex. 'DCA' for Washington FSS)
AlternateFSSName A86A Alternate FSS name. (ex. 'Washington' for Washington FSS)
AlternateFSSTollFreeNumber E3A Toll free phone number from airport to FSS for pilot briefing services the data describes the type of toll-free communications and the number to dial. The data formats and their meanings are: 1-nnn-nnnn, dial 1-800- then nnn-nnnn; 8-nnn-nnnn, dial 800 then nnn-nnnn; e-nnnnnnnn, enterprise number dial 0 & ask for enterprise nnnnnnnn; lcnnn-nnnn, local call - dial nnn-nnnn; dl, direct line telephone at the airport - no dialing required; z-nnnnnnnn, zenith number - dial 0 and ask for zenith nnnnnnnn; w-nnnnnnnn, dial 0 and ask for wx nnnnnnnn; c-nnnnnnnn, dial 0 and ask for commerce nnnnnnnn; ld-nnnnnnnn, long distance call - dial (area code) then nnnnnnn; lt-nnnnnnnn, long distal call dial 1-nnnnnnn; 1-wx-brief, dial 1-800-wx-brief; 8-wx-brief, dial 800-wx-brief.
ARPElevation A21 Airport elevation (nearest foot MSL). Elevation is measured at the highest point on the centerline of the usable landing surface. (ex. 1200; -10 for 10 feet below sea level)
ARPElevationMethod A21 Airport elevation determination method. (ex. E - estimated, S - surveyed)
ARPLatitude A19 Airport reference point latitude (formatted).
ARPLatitudeS A19S Airport reference point latitude (seconds).
ARPLongitude A20 Airport reference point longitude (formatted).
ARPLongitudeS A20S Airport reference point longitude (seconds).
ARPMethod A19A Airport reference point determination method. (ex. E - estimated, S - surveyed)
ATCT A85 Air traffic control tower located on airport. (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
BeaconColor A80 Lens color of operable beacon located on the airport. (ex. CG - clear-green (lighted land airport); CY - clear-yellow (lighted seaplane base); CGY - clear-green-yellow (heliport); SCG - split-clear-green (lighted military airport); C - clear (unlighted la
BeaconSchedule A81 Beacon lighting schedule value is the beginning-ending times (local time) that the rotating airport beacon light is operated. Value can be "SS-SR" (indicating sunset-sunrise), blank, or "SEE RMK", indicating that the details are in a facility remark data entry.
BottledOxygenType A73 Type of bottled oxygen available (value represents high and/or low pressure replacement bottle). (ex. HIGH, LOW, HIGH/LOW, NONE)
BoundaryARTCCComputerID E146B Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer identifier. (ex. ZCW for Washington ARTCC)
BoundaryARTCCID E146A Boundary ARTCC Identifier. The boundary ARTCC is the FAA air route traffic control center within whose published boundaries the airport lies. It may not be the controlling ARTCC for the airport if a letter of agreement exists between the boundary ARTCC and another ARTCC. (ex. ZDC for Washington ARTCC)
BoundaryARTCCName E146C Boundary ARTCC name. (ex. Washington)
BulkOxygenType A74 Type of bulk oxygen available (value represents high and/or low pressure cylinders). (ex. HIGH, LOW, HIGH/LOW, NONE)
CertificationTypeDate A26 Airport certification type and date. Format is the class code ('I', 'II', 'III' or 'IV') followed by a one characther code A, B, C, D, E, or L, followed by a one character code S or U, followed by the month and year of certification. (ex. 'I A S 07/1980', 'I C S 01/1983' or 'I A U 09/1983'). Codes A, B, C, D, and E are for airports having a full certificate under CFR Part 139, and receiving scheduled air carrier service from carriers certificated by the Civil Aeronautics Board. The A, B, C, D, and E identify the aircraft rescue and firefighting index for the airport. Code L is for airports having limited certification under CFR Part 139. Code S is for Airports receiving scheduled air carrier service from carriers certificated by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Code U is for airports not receiving this scheduled service.
ChartName A7 Aeronautical sectional chart on which facility appears. (ex. Washington)
City A1 Associated city name. (ex. Chicago)
ContractFuelAvailable NONE Contract fuel available. (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
County A5 Associated county (or parish) name. (ex. Cook)
CountyState A5 Associated county's state (post office code) state where the associated county is located; may not be the same as the associated city's state code. (ex. IL)
CTAFFrequency E100 Common traffic advisory frequency. (CTAF) (ex. 122.800)
CustomsAirportOfEntry E79 Facility has been designated by the U.S. Treasury as an international airport of entry for customs (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
CustomsLandingRights E80 Facility has been designated by the U.S. Treasury as a customs landing rights airport (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
DirectionFromCBD A3 Direction of airport from central business district of associated city (nearest 1/8 compass point - ex. NE).
DistanceFromCBD A3 Distance from central business district of the associated city to the airport (nearest nautical mile - ex. 08).
DistrictOffice A6A FAA district or field office code. (ex. CHI)
EffectiveDate N/A Information effective date (mm/dd/yyyy). This date coincides with the 56-day charting and publication cycle date.
FacilityName A2 Official facility name. (ex. Chicago O'Hare Intl)
FederalAgreements A25 NPIAS/Federal Agreement Code. A combination of 1 to 7 codes that indicate the type of federal agreements existing at the airport. (ex. NGH). N - national plan of integrated airport systems (NPIAS); B - installation of navigational facilities on privately owned airports under F&E program; G - grant agreements under FAAP/ADAP/AIP; H - compliance with accessibility to the handicapped; P - surplus property agreement under Public Law 289; R - surplus property agreement under Regulation 16-WAA; S - conveyance under section 16, Federal Airport Act of 1946 or Section 23, Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970; V - advance planning agreement under FAAP; X - obligations assumed by transfer; Y - assurances pursuant to Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Z - conveyance under Section 303(C), Federal Aviation Act of 1958; 1 - grant agreement has expired, however, agreement remains in effect for this facility as long as it is public use.
FuelTypes A70 Fuel types available for public use at the airport. There can be up to 8 occurrences of a fixed 5 character field (ex. 80___100__100LL115__). 80 - grade 80 gasoline (red), 100 - grade 100 gasoline (green), 100LL - grade 100LL gasoline (low lead blue), 115 - grade 115 gasoline, A - jet A - kerosene, freeze point -40C, A1 - jet A-1 - kerosene, freeze point -50C, A1+ - jet A-1 - kerosene, with icing inhibitor freeze point -50C, B - jet B - wide-cut turbine fuel, freeze point -50C, B+ - jet B - wide-cut turbine fuel with icing inhibitor, freeze point -50C, MOGAS - automotive gasoline.
GlidersOperational A94 Number of operational gliders.
HelicoptersGA A93 Number of general aviation helicopter.
IcaoIdentifier NONE International coding for airport.
InspectionGroup A111 Agency/group performing physical inspection (ex. F - faa airports field personnel, s - state aeronautical personnel, c - private contract personnel, n - owner)
InspectionMethod E155 Airport inspection method. (ex. F - federal, S - state, C - contractor, 1 - 5010-1 public use mail out program, 2 - 5010-2 private use mail out program)
JetEngineGA A92 Number of jet engine general aviation aircraft.
LandAreaCoveredByAirport A22 Amount of land owned by the airport in acres.
LastInspectionDate A112 Last physical inspection date (mmddyyyy)
LastOwnerInformationDate A113 Last date information request was completed by facility owner or manager (mmddyyyy)
LightingSchedule A81 Airport lighting schedule value is the beginning-ending times (local time) that lights are operated. Format can be 1900-2300, DUSK-0100, ALL, DUSK-DAWN, NONE, etc.
LocationID E7 Location identifier unique 3-4 character alphanumeric identifier assigned to the landing facility. (ex. 'ORD' for Chicago O'Hare)
MagneticVariation E28 Magnetic variation and direction magnetic variation to nearest degree. (ex. 03W)
MagneticVariationYear E28 Magnetic variation epoch year. (ex. 1985)
Manager A14 Facility manager's name.
ManagerAddress A15 Manager's address.
ManagerCSZ A15A Manager's city, state and zip code.
ManagerPhone A16 Manager's phone number. (data formats: nnn-nnn-nnnn (area code + phone number), 1-nnn-nnnn (dial 1-800 then number), 8-nnn-nnnn (dial 800 then number)
MedicalUse NONE Landing facility is used for medical purposes. (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
MilitaryJointUse E115 Facility has military/civil joint use agreement that allows civil operations at a military airport or military operations at a civil airport (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
MilitaryLandingRights E116 Airport has entered into an agreement that grants landing rights to the military (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
MilitaryOperational A95 Number operational military aircraft (includingg helicopters).
MultiEngineGA A92 Number of multi engine general aviation aircraft.
NonCommercialLandingFee A24 Landing fee charged to non-commercial users of airport. (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
NOTAMFacilityID E2B Identifier of the facility responsible for issuing notices to airmen (NOTAMS) and weather information for the airport. (ex. ORD)
NOTAMService E139 Availability of NOTAM 'd' service at airport. (ex. Y - yes, N - no)
OperationsAirTaxi A102 Air taxi. Air taxi operators carrying passengers, mail, or mail for revenue.
OperationsCommercial A100 Commercial services. Scheduled operations by cab-certificated carriers or intrastate carriers.
OperationsCommuter A101 Commuter services. Scheduled commuter and cargo carriers.
OperationsDate NONE 12-month ending date on which annual operations data in above six field is based (mm/dd/yyyy).
OperationsGAItin A104 General aviation itinerant operations. Those general aviation operations (excluding commuter or air taxi) not qualifying as local.
OperationsGALocal A103 General aviation local operations. Those operating in the local traffic pattern or within a 20-mile radius of the airport.
OperationsMilitary A105 Military aircraft operations.
OtherServices A76 Other services. (ex. Y - yes, N - no, none)
Owner A11 Facility owner's name.
OwnerAddress A12 Owner's address.
OwnerCSZ A12A Owner's city, state and zip code.
OwnerPhone A13 Owner's phone number. (data formats: nnn-nnn-nnnn (area code + phone number), 1-nnn-nnnn (dial 1-800 then number), 8-nnn-nnnn (dial 800 then number)
Ownership A10 Airport ownership type. (ex. PU - publicly owned, PR - privately owned, MA - air force owned, MN - navy owned, MR - army owned)
PowerPlantRepair A72 Power plant (engine) repair availability/type. (ex. MAJOR, MINOR, NONE)
Region A6 FAA region code. (ex. AAL - Alaska, ACE - Central, AEA - Eastern, AGL - Great Lakes, AIN - International, ANE - New England, ANM - Northwest Mountain, ASO - Southern, ASW - Southwest, AWP - Western-Pacific)
ResponsibleARTCCComputerID E156B Responsible ARTCC (FAA) computer identifier. (ex. ZCW for Washington ARTCC)
ResponsibleARTCCID E156A Responsible ARTCC identifier the responsible ARTCC is the FAA air route traffic control center who has assumed control over the airport through a letter of agreement with the boundary ARTCC. (ex. ZDC for Washington ARTCC)
ResponsibleARTCCName E156C Responsible ARTCC name. (ex. Washington)
SegmentedCircle A84 Segmented circle airport marker system on the airport. (ex. Y - yes, N - no, none)
SingleEngineGA A90 Number of single engine general aviation aircraft.
SiteNumber DLID Landing facility site number - a unique identifying number which, together with the landing facility type code, forms the key to the airport record. (ex. 04508.*A)
State A4 Associated state post office code standard two letter abbreviation for u.s. states and territories. (ex. IL, PR, CQ)
StateName A4 Associated state name. (ex. Illinois)
TieInFSS A87 Tie-in FSS physically located on facility. (ex. Y - tie-in FSS is on the airport, n - tie-in FSS is not on the airport)
TieInFSSID A86 Tie-in flight service station (FSS) identifier. (ex. DCA for Washington FSS)
TieInFSSName A86 Tie-in FSS name. (ex. Washington)
TieInFSSTollFreeNumber A89 Toll free phone number from airport to FSS for pilot briefing services the data describes the type of toll-free communications and the number to dial. The data formats and their meanings are: 1-nnn-nnnn, dial 1-800- then nnn-nnnn; 8-nnn-nnnn, dial 800 then nnn-nnnn; e-nnnnnnnn, enterprise number dial 0 & ask for enterprise nnnnnnnn; lcnnn-nnnn, local call - dial nnn-nnnn; dl, direct line telephone at the airport - no dialing required; z-nnnnnnnn, zenith number - dial 0 and ask for zenith nnnnnnnn; w-nnnnnnnn, dial 0 and ask for wx nnnnnnnn; c-nnnnnnnn, dial 0 and ask for commerce nnnnnnnn; ld-nnnnnnnn, long distance call - dial (area code) then nnnnnnn; lt-nnnnnnnn, long distal call dial 1-nnnnnnn; 1-wx-brief, dial 1-800-wx-brief; 8-wx-brief, dial 800-wx-brief
TrafficPatternAltitude E147 Traffic pattern altitude (whole feet AGL). (ex. 1000)
TransientStorage A75 Transient storage. (ex. Y - yes, N - no, none)
Type DLID Landing facility type. (ex. Airport, Balloonport, Seaplane Base, Gliderport, Heliport, Stolport, Ultralight)
Ultralights A96 Number of ultralight aircraft.
UNICOMFrequencies A82 Unicom frequencies available at the airport there can be up to 6 occurrences of a fixed 7 character field. (ex. 122.700 or 122.700122.800 or NONE)
Use A18 Facility use. (ex. PU - open to the public, PR - private)
WindIndicator A83 Wind direction indicator. (ex. Y - yes, N - no, none)