Compiling Traffic Count

mmachuta

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Sep 27, 2016
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I have been looking for information as to how a facility is able to count aircraft movements. I have heard that a facility is able to count ground movements. Can anyone give clarification as to where to reference how a facility is able to justify counting taxiing aircraft as movements. Does counting aircraft movements have to be outlined in an operations letter?
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ajmezz

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So counting them for taxiing out and departing/arriving taxiing in? I find it hard to believe the FAA or any company would pay more because people think they should get to click a taxiing aircraft, in essence "doubling" their traffic count.
 

FM_Weasel

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Dec 9, 2008
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Ground movement wasn't part of any traffic count I ever did.

We tracked local air field operations (where planes landed or took off) using radar automation data and/or mechanical counters and written counts on paper.