ARGUS TRAQPak data is serial-number specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii). The tables below reflect business aircraft activity data for June 1-30, 2011, versus May 1-31, 2011, and June 1-30, 2011 versus June 1-30, 2010, respectively.
Note: Part 135 charter certificate flight activity reflects flights of aircraft on Part 135 charter certificates irrespective of the mission type.
June 2011 flight activity stays positive with a slight increase over May 2011. TRAQPak data indicates that June 2011 business aircraft activity was up 0.4% over May 2011. Looking at the results for operational categories, the Part 135 and Part 91 segments both posted a positive month, up 1.6% and 0.2% accordingly. The fractional segment was the only operational category to post a drop, down 1.5% from last month. Reviewing aircraft categories, only turboprops managed stay positive from the previous month, up 4.2%. On the downside, small, mid-size, and large cabin aircraft all posted a month over month decline, down 2.6%, 1.4%, and 3.1% respectively. Looking at individual market segments, the Part 135 turboprop market showed the largest month over month increase, up 5.6%.
Comparing year over year results (June 2011 vs. June 2010) aircraft activity increased by 1.1% overall. The Part 91 and fractional markets continue to see positive year over year growth with both seeing their activity levels increase at 3.4% and 8.7% respectively. The Part 135 market continues to post a decline from the previous year’s activity, down 5.6%. Aircraft category results were mainly positive, with large cabin leading the way again, up 8.1%. The mid-size and small cabin segments followed with increases of 6.4% and 0.6% accordingly. Looking at individual market segments, the fractional, mid-size cabin segment saw the largest gain with an increase of 12.8%; the Part 135 turboprop segment had the largest decline in flights, down 10.3% year over year.