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NewsFlightAware Flight Advisory - August 2009

FlightAware Flight Advisory - August 2009

 
Friday, September 4, 2009 09:00AM
Last updated 4 years ago.
FlightAware August 2009 General Aviation Report

HOUSTON - According to FlightAware's proprietary flight tracking database, general aviation (GA) flight activity has decreased by 2.8% in August 2009 compared to July 2009, and has decreased by 6.0% in August 2009 compared to August 2008. The biggest change in activity was led by charter operators with a -14.9% decrease in activity during August 2009 compared to July 2009.

The airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of August 2009 was Wichita Mid-Continent in Wichita, KS with a gain of 11.9%, contrasted by the airport with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was Destin-Fort Walton Beach in Destin, FL with a loss of 32.6%. Year over year, the airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for August 2009 was Nantucket Memorial in Nantucket, MA with an increase of 17.0%, but the biggest drop in GA traffic was found at Centennial in Denver, CO with a decrease of 25.2%.

General aviation single engine and multi-engine piston activity decreased by 5.0% in August 2009 compared to July 2009, turboprop activity decreased by 2.8% in August compared to July, and jet activity increased by 1.0% in August compared to July. The aircraft type with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of August was the Cessna Citation CJ3 with a gain of 10.2%, contrasted by the aircraft type with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was the Cirrus SR-20 with a loss of 14.5%. Year over year, the aircraft type with the largest significant gain in traffic for August was the Cessna 400 with an increase of 38.4%, but the biggest drop in traffic was found with the IAI 1124 Westwind with a decrease of 35.8%.

Category August 2009 vs.
July 2009
August 2009 vs.
August 2008
General Aviation Activity as a Whole-2.8%-6.0%
Private Operators-3.1%-5.0%
Fractional Operators2.2%-13.4%
Charter Operators-14.9%-43.6%
Single & Multi-Engine-5.0%1.9%
Turboprop Activity-2.8%-8.5
Jet Activity1.0%-13.7%
Wichita Mid-Continent (largest gain month to month)11.9%-20.2%
Nantucket Memorial (largest gain year to year)3.6%17.0%
Destin-Fort Walton Beach (largest loss month to month)-32.6%-7.4%
Centennial (largest loss year to year)-1.9%-25.2%
Cessna Citation CJ3 (largest gain month to month)10.2%1.8%
Cessna 400 (largest gain year to year)5.3%38.4%
Cirrus SR-20 (largest loss month to month)-14.5%-3.0%
IAI 1124 Westwind (largest loss year to year)-6.4%-35.8%

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