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Aircraft Operations Counting Program Methodology

Product No.: TM19018
Date Published: 4/2021

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Geographic Area Covered: New Castle County in Delaware; Cecil County in Maryland; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem counties in New Jersey; Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.

Abstract: This technical report documents the methodology for the DVRPC Aircraft Operations Counting Program. This cyclical counting program utilizes acoustic counts of fixed-wing takeoffs to estimate operations at regional nontowered airports. This report documents the collection and processing of these observations and other key facility data that are included in program deliverables. Results are used by multiple sources to monitor aircraft activity levels in the Delaware Valley and as a base for planning and forecasting documents.

Key Words: Aircraft Operations, Helicopter Operations, Airports, Fixed-Wing, Rotorcraft, Takeoffs, Landings, Count, Activity, Estimate, Seasonal, Annual, Acoustic Counter, Based Aircraft, Regional Aviation System

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