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5.1 Air Transportation

The activities required to provide for the air transportation of passengers and/or cargo using aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters. Includes both scheduled and non-scheduled carriers.

  • 5.1.1 Types of Civil Aviation
    • Scheduled Air Transport (all passenger and cargo flights operating on regularly scheduled routes)
    • General Aviation (GA) (all other civil flights, private or commercial)
  • 5.1.2 Major Components
    • Air Traffic Management
    • Aircraft Design, Development, and Production
    • Airport Operations and Management
    • Airworthiness Certification
    • Aviation System Planning and Engineering
    • Economics
    • Flight Operations
    • Manufacturers and Suppliers
    • Medical
    • Personnel Licensing
    • Regulation
    • Repair and Maintenance
    • Safety, Security, and Environmental Impacts
    • Training
  • 5.1.3 Major Workforce Categories
    • Airline Employees
    • Airport Employees
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employees
    • State and Local Government Aviation Employees
    • Airport Support Employees (not at airports, but aligned with the U.S. aviation industry)
  • 5.1.4 Major Job Types
    • Pilots
    • Other Flight Personnel
    • Passenger Handling and Services
    • Maintenance
    • Air Traffic Handling and Control
    • Cargo Handling
    • Professional and Other Transport Related
  • 5.1.5 Key Trends
    • Commercial Space Transportation
    • Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems