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NewsFlightAware Flight Advisory - February 2010

FlightAware Flight Advisory - February 2010

 
Sunday, February 28, 2010 07:00PM
Last updated 4 years ago.
FlightAware February 2010 General Aviation Report

HOUSTON - According to FlightAware's proprietary flight tracking database, general aviation (GA) flight activity has decreased by 1.8% in February 2010 compared to January 2010, and has decreased by 3.0% in February 2010 compared to February 2009. The biggest change in activity was led by private operators with a 2.4% decrease in activity during February 2010 compared to January 2010.

The airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of February 2010 was Hollywood Int'l in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a gain of 14.6%, contrasted by the airport with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was San Antonio Intl in San Antonio, TX with a loss of 11.7%. Year over year, the airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for February 2010 was Fort Lauderdale Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL with an increase of 23.2%, but the biggest drop in GA traffic was found at Wichita Mid-Continent in Wichita, KS with a decrease of 15.8%.

General aviation single engine and multi-engine piston activity decreased by 4.3% in February 2010 compared to January 2010, turboprop activity decreased by 1.2% in February compared to January, and jet activity has not changed in February compared to January. The aircraft type with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of February was the Learjet 45 with a gain of 13.8%, contrasted by the aircraft type with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was the Socata TBM-700 with a loss of 16.1%. Year over year, the aircraft type with the largest significant gain in traffic for February was the Learjet 40 with an increase of 33.3%, but the biggest drop in traffic was found with the Cessna 152 with a decrease of 35.1%.

CategoryFebruary 2010 vs.
January 2010
February 2010 vs.
February 2009
General Aviation Activity as a Whole-1.8%-3.0%
Private Operators-2.4%-4.0%
Fractional Operators4.5%6.7%
Charter Operators-1.4%16.5%
Single & Multi-Engine-4.3%-14.1%
Turboprop Activity-1.2%2.2
Jet Activity0.1%8.8%
Hollywood Int'l (largest gain month to month)14.6%19.6%
Fort Lauderdale Executive (largest gain year to year)1.9%23.2%
San Antonio Intl (largest loss month to month)-11.7%-11.7%
Wichita Mid-Continent (largest loss year to year)1.3%-15.8%
Learjet 45 (largest gain month to month)13.8%16.7%
Learjet 40 (largest gain year to year)-0.6%33.3%
Socata TBM-700 (largest loss month to month)-16.1%-28.7%
Cessna 152 (largest loss year to year)-3.4%-35.1%

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