February 13, 2013 - The FAA is beginning the
second phase of its general aviation (GA) study
issued last spring, General Aviation Airports: A
National Asset, to further define the role of GA
In the original study, the FAA captured the
critical and diverse roles of the nation’s 2,952
general aviation airports, which resulted in
four new categories national, regional, local,
However, while completing the study, the FAA
learned that more than 497 airports did not
clearly fit into any of the categories.
Therefore, the agency committed to resume its
work with airport sponsors, state aeronautic
divisions, and industry to gather additional
information on these airports.