FAA Aviation Forecasts: Fiscal Years 1991-2002
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY AND PLANS
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This report contains the Fiscal Years 1991-2002 Federal Aviation Administration FAA forecasts of aviation activity at FAA facilities. These include airports with FAA control towers, air route traffic control centers, and flight service stations. Detailed forecasts were made for the major users of the National Aviation System air carriers, air taxi-commuters, non-military and general aviation. The forecasts have been prepared to meet the budget and planning needs of the constituent units of the FAA and to provide information that can be used by state and local authorities, the aviation industry, and the general public. After a downturn in economic growth in 1991, caused largely by an escalation in oil prices, the overall outlook for the 12-year forecast period is for contiued economic growth, declining real fuel prices, and moderate inflation. Based upon these assumptions, aviation activity by fiscal year 2002 is forecast to increase by 27.4 percent at towered airports, 30.1 percent at air route traffic control centers, and 6.5 percent in flight services performed. Hours flown by general aviation are forecast to increase 17.5 percent and domestic revenue passenger miles RPMs are forecast to increase 62.6 percent, with scheduled international RPMs forecast to increase by 110.8 percent and regionalscommuters RPMs forecast to increase by 140.4 percent.
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