Airport Planning & Capacity

Airport planning encompasses capacity, master and regional planning, aviation forecasting, and airspace planning. Activities include providing planning guidance, producing the biennial National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, developing capacity studies, and collecting boarding and cargo data to determine airport categories.

Advisory Circulars (ACs)

Airport Master Planning

Airport Passenger, Cargo, & Operations Data

Aviation Forecasts

Guidance & Policy

NextGen for Airports

Tools & Resources

Regional Supplemental Guidance

Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

Planning Forms

Subject/Title Number Notes
All-Cargo Carrier Activity Report Form 5100-108 Visit the All-Cargo Reporting page for additional information and sample forms. Instructions included with form.
Airport Activity Survey 1800-31 Visit the Airport Activity Survey page for forms, instructions, additional information, and samples.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024