Table 1-61: FAA-Cited Causes of Departure and En route Delays

Table 1-61: FAA-Cited Causes of Departure and En route Delays

(After pushing back from the gate)

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  1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Operations delayed (thousands) 356 338 394 393 298 281 276 248 237 272 245 306 374 450 348 286 317 455
Cause (percent)                                    
Weather 67 70 57 56 65 65 72 75 72 74 68 74 69 69 72 72 72 70
Airport terminal volume 11 9 29 33 26 25 21 18 17 17 20 13 8 11 9 9 7 10
Air Route Traffic Control Center volume 13 12 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 4 5
Closed runways / taxiways 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 6 5 4 7 6
National Airspace System equipment 4 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Other 1 1 1 4 3 3 2 2 4 2 4 6 13 9 10 9 9 8

KEY: FAA = Federal Aviation Administration.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1987-97: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Capacity Enhancement Plan (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

1998-99: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Internet site http://www.faa.gov/apa/Delays/atDelays.htm as of Aug. 8, 2002.

2000-04: Ibid., Operations Network (OPSNET) database query, Internet site http://www.apo.data.faa.gov/ as of Mar. 18, 2005.