Weekly Aircraft Movements

Detailed information for weekly statistics beginning December 28, 2019

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Weekly

Record number:

5325

The survey collects data on aircraft movements at airports in Canada with NAV CANADA towers.

Data release - May 7, 2020 (First in a series of releases for this reference period.)

Description

The survey provides weekly estimates of the total aircraft movements at airports in Canada with NAV CANADA towers.

Reference period: Week

Collection period: During the week following the reference period.

Subjects

  • Transportation
  • Transportation by air

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The Weekly Aircraft Movements Statistics cover the itinerant aircraft movements reported by the air traffic control units at the NAV CANADA control towers across Canada.

Instrument design

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.

Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore no sampling is done.

Survey universe

The survey covers all itinerant aircraft movements at Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers.

Data sources

Weekly data are extracted from the monthly Aircraft Movements Statistics files. See for Aircraft Movements Statistics (record number 2715) for more information.

Error detection

The validity of the data reported is controlled through the use of computerized edit programs.

Imputation

No imputation is done for this survey.

Estimation

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Quality evaluation

This methodology does not apply.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Data accuracy

Aircraft movement statistics are accumulated from data originating with air traffic control tower unit personnel. As staff in these positions are highly trained in factual observation and reporting, the entries in the data bank are of a high quality.

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