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Aviation Demand Forecasts

  • Report completed and approved by the FAA
  • Forecasts future enplanements and aircraft operations (incl. passenger airline, cargo, general aviation, military) through 2040
  • Does not take into account impact to the aviation industry caused by COVID-19
    - No guidance yet from the FAA; actual future aeronautical activity will likely be less than forecast until the aviation industry recovers to pre-pandemic levels
  • Forecasts are presented in planning activity levels (PALs)
    - Recognizes uncertainties associated with forecasting
    - Tied to milestone activity levels rather than arbitrary years


Forecast chart