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2012 NAICS: 481 - Air transportation




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Guide to All Census Bureau Data Sources for This Industry


Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)Quarterly4Q 2013U.S.Selected Services 2- thru 4-digits
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)Quarterly4Q 2013States, counties, metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
American Community Survey (ACS)Annual2012U.S, states, counties, places, metros, tractsSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES)Annual2012U.S.Selected 2- thru 6-digits
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2011U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
E-Stats (E-Commerce Statistics) (E-STAT)Annual2011U.S.Selected 2- thru 5-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Service Annual Survey (SAS)Annual2012U.S.Selected Services 3- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Business Expenses (BES)Every 5 years2007U.S.Selected 2- thru 5-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

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Program Series Table Title Data Years Available
County Business PatternsGeographic Area Series County Business Patterns 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Legal Form of Organization 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
ZIP Code Business Statistics ZIP Code Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economic CensusAdvance Report Advance Summary Statistics for the US2012 2007
Comparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Economy-Wide Key Statistics for Employers and Nonemployers2012 2007 2002
Summary Statistics for ... States and Metro Areas 2007 2002
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines Statistics by Kind of Business for the U.S. 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island AreasGeographic Area Series Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Employment Size 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Legal Form of Organization 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Sales/Receipts/Revenue/Shipments Size 2007
Selected Expenses and Rental Payments by Kind of Business 2007
Share of Sales/Receipts/Revenue by Kind of Business Accounted for by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Establishments 2007
Nonemployer StatisticsNonemployer Statistics Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Counties, Metro Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Nonemployers by Legal Form of Organization for the US and States 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Definition


Industries in the Air Transportation subsector provide air transportation of passengers and/or cargo using aircraft, such as airplanes and helicopters. The subsector distinguishes scheduled from nonscheduled air transportation. Scheduled air carriers fly regular routes on regular schedules and operate even if flights are only partially loaded. Nonscheduled carriers often operate during nonpeak time slots at busy airports. These establishments have more flexibility with respect to choice of airport, hours of operation, load factors, and similar operational characteristics. Nonscheduled carriers provide chartered air transportation of passengers, cargo, or specialty flying services. Specialty flying services establishments use general-purpose aircraft to provide a variety of specialized flying services.

Scenic and sightseeing air transportation and air courier services are not included in this subsector but are included in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation and in Subsector 492, Couriers and Messengers. Although these activities may use aircraft, they are different from the activities included in air transportation. Air sightseeing does not usually involve place-to-place transportation; the passenger's flight (e.g., balloon ride, aerial sightseeing) typically starts and ends at the same location. Courier services (individual package or cargo delivery) include more than air transportation; road transportation is usually required to deliver the cargo to the intended recipient.

For the 2007 Economic Census, but not the 2007 Survey of Business Owners or 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas, large certificated air passenger carriers are included in the 2007 data, affecting comparability for this industry. For the 2002 Economic Census, the 2002 Survey of Business Owners, and the 2002 Economic Census of Island Areas, large certificated air passenger carriers were not included.

Comparability


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007, 2002 and 1997 NAICS codes.