ASPM Airport Efficiency Manual

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The ASPM Airport Efficiency module of ASPM provides data on the System Airport Efficiency Rate (SAER) and Terminal Arrival Efficiency Rate (TAER) metrics. Access to this module is restricted.

ASPM Efficiency data can be viewed on the FAA Operations & Performance Data Web site.

For more information about the ASPM system, see Aviation System Performance Metrics (ASPM).

My Reports

My Reports displays a list of reports you saved after running your query. You may save a report after you enter your search criteria and select the 'Run' button. Then you may name your report and save it for future use. Reports can be created in all ASPM Efficiency system views. Selecting the information button will display a window listing the selection criteria used for the report. Selecting the deletion button will delete the report.

Saved Reports

This section lists reports that you have saved after clicking the 'Run' button. By clicking on the report name, you will be able to modify or update the saved report with new criteria. Just click on any of the desired tabs to change output, dates, airports, departures, arrivals, equipment, carriers, grouping, fields, and filter options. For more information about saving reports, see the Run section.


The Output section allows you to choose how to display the file format for your report. Formats available are HTML, MS Excel, and MS Word.


In ASPM Efficiency, you may display the data according to the following options:



Airport Adjusted Capacity



In ASPM Efficiency, you may choose between several options for the output of the data:

  • HTML: The requested data are presented in a Web browser format.
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • No Sub-Totals: Default setting. Eliminates sub-totals in long reports.


With the exception of the TAER Means Report, all reports in Airport Efficiency allow the user to restrict the search to specific time ranges.

The following options are available:

  • Days: Allows user to input individual dates through navigation of the calendar.
  • Months: Allows the selection of month and year range (from... to).
  • Years: Allows the selection of year range (from... to) and calendar and fiscal years.
  • Range: Allows user to input individual dates without the use of the navigation calendar.
  • Period: Allows selection by predefined periods:
    • Yesterday
    • Current Month by Day
    • Last Month by Day
    • Calendar Year by Month
    • Fiscal Year by Month
    • Last 12 Months
    • Last Sunday
    • Last Monday
    • Last Tuesday
    • Last Wednesday
    • Last Thursday
    • Last Friday
    • Last Saturday

Please verify that your selection is for a time period in which data are available. Selected options will appear on the right.


In all ASPM Efficiency reports, you may select airports to obtain information about their departure and arrival activity.

When the default 'Quick Entry Mode' checkbox is selected, you can select airports by entering the airport code (or several codes separated by a space) to search for matching airports. By deselecting the 'Quick Entry Mode' option, you will be able to enter airport ID, name, or partial name of the airport to search for a list of matches. The autocomplete feature will suggest possible names of airports in a drop down menu. You may also select pre-defined groups such as ASPM 77, OPSNET 45, OEP 35, or Core 30 to enter a set of airports. To include all airports, do not select any.


In the Standard and Operational Counts reports of ASPM Efficiency, you may group the data in the desired format. At least one selection has to be made. Click the green area beside the filter in the desired order. Note that grouping options are not available for the Daily Weather By Hour Report and the Detail Report.

Available grouping fields vary according to the report.

The grouping options for the Standard Report are:

  • Airport
  • Date
  • Local Hour
  • GMT Hour*
  • Runway
  • Weather

The grouping options for the Operational Counts Report are:

  • Airport
  • Date
  • Local Hour
  • GMT Hour*
  • Aircraft
  • Carrier

* When GMT Hour is selected, the report will also show Local Hour (Local Hour will automatically appear as a selected grouping option). Data will be ordered by local hour.

Select the 'Plus' button to choose the groupings for the report. Selected fields will appear on the right. Selected fields can be removed by selecting the 'Minus' button next to each selected field.


In ASPM Efficiency, you may select supplemental filters for your reports. These are the available options for each report with the exception of the Daily Weather By Hour Report:

Standard Report:

  • Metrics (SAER, TAER)
  • Runways (more than one runway configuration may be highlighted by holding down the 'Control' button while selecting the configuration, or the 'Shift' button to select a range of configurations)
  • Use Adjusted Values (Results in a TAER based on the higher of the hourly Facility Reported Arrivals or Efficiency Counts)
  • Approach Conditions (All, IMC, VMC)
  • Local Hour from... to...

Operational Counts Report:

  • Seats From... To
  • Domestic Carrier (All, Yes, No)
  • Flight Type (All, Domestic, International)
  • Aircraft
  • Carrier

Detail Report:

  • Metrics (SAER, TAER)
  • Demand Hour from hh to hh
  • Min. Demand Quarters
  • Carrier
  • Sort By (Start of Demand, End of Demand, Carrier/Flight/No)
  • Base On (Departures, Arrivals)
  • Use Start of Demand Times

TAER Means Report:

  • Runway
  • Approach Conditions (All, IMC, VMC)
  • Arrival Fix
  • Physical Class (All, Turbine, Jet, Piston, Helicopter, Other)
  • Weight Class (All, Heavy Equipment, B757 , Large Jet Equipment, Large Commuter Equipment, Medium Commuter Equipment, Small Equipment, Other)
  • Means For (All, 201108,..., 200609 and Prior)
  • Show Default Means Only

Runway Configuration Report:

  • Runways
  • Converging Runways
  • Local Hour From... To...
  • Weather Impact (All, None, Minor, Moderate, Severe)

For more information about these topics, please see the definitions of variables for ASPM Efficiency.


Selecting the 'Run' option will run the query and create a report. In the ASPM Efficiency module, you may save the search criteria you used to create the report by entering a name for the report and clicking the 'Save' button. From then on, the report name will appear in the 'My Reports' section.

Definitions of Variables

For more information about these topics, please see the specific definitions for Airport Efficiency:

ASPM Efficiency: Definitions of Variables