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Aircraft Capacity by Airport Reference Code

The purpose of this document is to help users of the Aviation Economic Impact Online Calculator estimate the seating capacity of new airport operations. This document provides examples of airplane types and seating capacities for each Airport Reference Code (ARC), but does not comprehensively cover all possible aircraft types.

This table is for estimating purposes only and should never be used to determine if your airplane can land at a specific airport.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Find the ARC listed for the airport under the “Changes in Flight Activity” section of the calculator. This field will only be populated if you have selected an airport in the “Airport Name” field.
  2. Find the airport’s ARC in the table below.
    1. All aircraft listed below the airport’s ARC can take off and land at the airport, including aircraft in sets listed below your airport’s ARC.
    2. All airplanes listed above the airport’s ARC are too large or too fast for the airport’s current runway(s). Only assume these seating capacities if the sample project you are analyzing would allow the airport to handle new types of aircraft.

EXAMPLE SEATING CAPACITIES BY AIRPORT REFERENCE CODE

ARC

Aircraft Make

Aircraft Model

Seating Capacity

Representative Plane

D-V
Airbus A330 293
Boeing 747 420-496
Boeing 777 368-440
C-IV, D-IV
Airbus A300 269
Boeing 757 143-186
Boeing 767 216-269
McDonnel Douglas MD11F 298
C-III, D-III
Airbus A318 117
Airbus A319 134
Airbus A320 132-164
Airbus A321 185
Boeing 727 134
Boeing 737 108-184
McDonnel Douglas MD-83 172
McDonnel Douglas MD-88 172
McDonnel Douglas MD-90 158
C-II, D-II
Bombardier CRJ-200 50
Bombardier CRJ-700 70
Canadair RJ 100/200 50
Canadair RJ 900 90
Canadian Regional Jet 700 70
A-III, B-III
De Havilland Canada DHC-8 39-78
A-II, B-II
Cessna 208 Caravan 9
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter 9
Embraer E120 30
Embraer EMB-120 19
King Air 200 9
Pilatus PC-12 9
B-I
Piper PA-31 10
A-I
Cessna 207B 5
Piper PA-34 6