APM Analysis Manual

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Contents

Overview

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The Aviation Performance Metrics (APM) system is a subset of ASPM. It provides information on flight departure and arrival times and delays compared to the schedule and flight plan for 29 carriers serving 77 airports, including the 30 Core airports. Data for non-ASPM airports are included when they are served by the ASPM carriers; data for non-ASPM carriers are reported when they travel to the non-ASPM airports. APM data can be viewed on the FAA Operations & Performance Data Web site: aspm.faa.gov. For more information about the types of delay reported in APM, see Types of Delay.

The Airport Analysis and City pair Analysis views provides information on aircraft departure and arrival times and flight delays at selected airports or city pairs compared to the schedule and flight plan times.

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

For a complete overview of the APM system, see Aviation Performance Metrics (APM).

My Reports

This screen displays when selecting Airport Analysis from the APM main screen.
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 APM 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, and filter options. For more information about saving reports, see the Run section.

Output

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The Output section allows you to choose how to display the file format for your report.

Display

In Airport Analysis and City Pair Analysis, you may display the data according to the following options:

Note: The Delayed Flights and Delayed Flights Comparison reports display information on Delays of 15 minutes or more. The Individual Flights report displays information on flights delayed one minute or more.

Format

In both views, 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: Eliminates sub-totals in long reports.

Dates

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In Airport Analysis and City Pair Analysis, you may restrict your 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.

Airports

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In the Airport Analysis view, 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, or OEP 35 to enter a set of airports. To include all airports, do not select any.

Departures

The Departures section is specific to the City Pair Analysis view and describes the last reported departure location (e.g. location may be a fix or a landing facility).

When the default 'Quick Entry Mode' checkbox is selected, you can select Departure 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, or OEP 35 to enter a set of airports. To include all airports, do not select any.

Arrivals

The Arrivals section is specific to the City Pair Analysis view and describes the first reported arrival destination (e.g. destination may be a fix or a landing facility).

When the default 'Quick Entry Mode' checkbox is selected, you can select Arrival 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, or OEP 35 to enter a set of airports. To include all airports, do not select any.

Equipment

In both City Pair Analysis, you may select specific aircraft for your report. The types of aircraft are provided by the Flight Plan.

When the default 'Quick Entry Mode' checkbox is selected, you can enter full code or full model of the aircraft to search for matching aircraft. By deselecting the 'Quick Entry Mode' option, you will be able to enter full or partial code or model of aircraft to search for a list of matches that includes aircraft variants. The autocomplete feature will suggest possible names of aircraft in a drop down menu. To include all aircraft, do not select any.

Carriers

In both Airport Analysis and City Pair Analysis, you may select specific airline carriers for your report. For a list of available carriers, see ASPM Carriers.

When the default 'Quick Entry Mode' checkbox is selected, you can enter full name or full code of the carrier to search for matches. By deselecting the 'Quick Entry Mode' option, you will be able to enter full or partial name or code of carrier to search for a list of matches. The autocomplete feature will suggest possible names of carriers in a drop down menu. To include all carriers, do not select any.

Grouping

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In this section, 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. If the report is restricted to only one facility, then 'Date' is the only necessary grouping field.

Available grouping fields vary according to the view.

In Airport Analysis, the grouping options are:

  • Airport (only available in Airport Operations)
  • Date
  • Local Hour
  • Carrier

In City Pair Analysis, the grouping options are:

  • Departure Airport
  • Arrival Airport
  • Date
  • Local Departure Hour
  • Local Arrival Hour
  • Carrier

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.

Filters

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In both Airport Analysis and City Pair Analysis, you may select supplemental filters for your reports.

In Airport Analysis, users may restrict their search by selecting the available options:

  • Use Flight Plan: Include data according to submitted flight plan (may not coincide with scheduled time).
  • Use Schedule: Include data according to scheduled departures and arrivals.
  • Include Early Flights: Selecting the 'Include Early Flights' box will calculate delays with early flights represented as a negative delay. If this box is not selected, no credit is given for flights that arrive or depart early for the purposes of calculating delays.

In City Pair Analysis, users may select further options besides the criteria described above. These are the additional filter options:

  • Flight Type: All, Domestic Flight, US to Foreign, Foreign to US, Foreign Flight.
  • Physical Class: All, Turbine, Jet, Piston, Helicopter, Other.
  • User Class: All, Air Taxi, Air Carrier, Freight, General Aviation, Military, Other.
  • Oceanic: All, Yes, No.
  • OOOI: All, Yes, No, ARINC Only, ASQP Only.

Run

Selecting the 'Run' option will run the query and create a report. In the APM system, 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 Definitions of Variables for the APM system.