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NewsFlightAware September 2009 General Aviation Report

FlightAware September 2009 General Aviation Report

 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 08:00AM
Last updated 4 years ago.
HOUSTON - According to FlightAware's proprietary flight tracking database, general aviation (GA) flight activity has decreased by 1.4% in September 2009 compared to August 2009, and has decreased by 7.7% in September 2009 compared to September 2008. The biggest change in activity was led by fractional operators with a 7.6% decrease in activity during September 2009 compared to August 2009.


The airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of September 2009 was Washington Dulles Intl in Washington, DC with a gain of 44.8%, contrasted by the airport with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was Nantucket Memorial in Nantucket, MA with a loss of 58.0%. Year over year, the airport with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for September 2009 was Salt Lake City Intl in Salt Lake City, UT with an increase of 4.7%, but the biggest drop in GA traffic was found at Fort Worth Meacham Intl in Fort Worth, TX with a decrease of 23.2%.

General aviation single engine and multi-engine piston activity decreased by 3.7% in September 2009 compared to August 2009, turboprop activity decreased by 0.5% in September compared to August, and jet activity increased by 1.5% in September compared to August. The aircraft type with the largest significant gain in GA traffic for the month of September was the Cessna Citation III with a gain of 13.3%, contrasted by the aircraft type with the biggest significant drop in traffic, which was the Cessna 402 with a loss of 27.7%. Year over year, the aircraft type with the largest significant gain in traffic for September was the Mitsubishi MU-2 with an increase of 31.1%, but the biggest drop in traffic was found with the Eclipse 500 with a decrease of 52.2%.
CategorySeptember 2009 vs.
August 2009
September 2009 vs.
September 2008
General Aviation Activity as a Whole-1.4%-7.7%
Private Operators-1.0%-7.2%
Fractional Operators-7.6%-13.4%
Charter Operators9.1%-7.2%
Single & Multi-Engine-3.7%-3.5%
Turboprop Activity-0.5%-6.6
Jet Activity1.5%-12.0%
Washington Dulles Intl (largest gain month to month)44.8%-8.4%
Salt Lake City Intl (largest gain year to year)-2.3%4.7%
Nantucket Memorial (largest loss month to month)-58.0%-8.4%
Fort Worth Meacham Intl (largest loss year to year)-6.5%-23.2%
Cessna Citation III (largest gain month to month)13.3%-9.0%
Mitsubishi MU-2 (largest gain year to year)3.4%31.1%
Cessna 402 (largest loss month to month)-27.7%-25.9%
Eclipse 500 (largest loss year to year)-10.9%-52.2%

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