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An aviation system is composed of airports that are publicly owned and open for public use within a defined geographic area—a region, a state, or multiple nearby states. For example, a metropolitan region may have an airport serving commercial airlines and several general aviation (GA) relievers or other GA airports that cater to nonairline traffic.

The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Research Report 244: Advancing the Practice of State Aviation System Planning is intended to serve as a companion to the existing Federal Aviation Administration guidance on system planning offered through Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5070-7, Change 1, The Airport System Planning Process.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Advancing the Practice of State Aviation System Planning. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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