Table 11-2 Number of Airports

Table 11-2
Number of Airports

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Airports, total 1,200 1,146 1,141 2,168 1,809 1,116 12,920 13,145 13,175
Certified airports, total 448 435 433 82 83 83 U 572 577
Percent with control towers 13 10 10 65 67 69 U U a67
Percent with lighted runways 92 93 93 67 66 67 U U a100
Percent with runways greater than or equal to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet) 4 4 4 10 10 10 U U a19

aPercentages as of April 1998. Historical percentages are unavailable.

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

All Countries

Data exclude heliports, stolports (short take-off and landing ports) and seaplane bases.

United States

Certified airports total for 1990: See Appendix B for an explanation of the number of certified U.S. airports for 1990.

SOURCES

Canada

Natural Resources Canada. Canada Flight Supplement. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Transport Canada. Aircraft Movement Statistics, TP577. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Mexico

Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).

United States

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Statistical Handbook of Aviation-1996. (Washington DC: 1997). Web site: api.hq.faa.gov/handbook96/toc96.htm

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Administrators Fact Book, August, 1998 and December 1993. (Washington, DC: 1999 and 1994).

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration. Private Communication. (Washington, DC: 1998).