San Lorenzo Citizens Fighting Airport Noise



Annual Aircraft Operations - Hayward Executive Airport


An operation is defined as either one takeoff or one landing. Thus, if an aircraft takes off and lands at the airport, that counts as two operations.

Annual operations at the airport have declined steadily and significantly since 1985, reflecting a trend in "general aviation" across the country. ("General aviation" refers to nonscheduled flights.) This trend is due largely to the decrease in the number of pilots who fly small, single-engine aircraft as a hobby. The decrease is in part a result of the significant increase in costs of flying as a hobby.

"Itinerant" aircraft are those based at other airports, including nearby airports (Livermore, San Carlos, Oakland, etc.). "Local" aircraft are those based at the Hayward Airport. Itinerant aircraft cause the most noise annoyance as they are more likely to fly directly over San Lorenzo homes instead of turning away before reaching San Lorenzo Village, as is preferred by airport authorities.

See also the daily average operations for the airport.



YearItinerantLocalNightTotalDaily
Average

1985112,266130,932N/A243,198
1986129,389131,774N/A261,163
1987136,158137,672N/A273,830
1988131,726118,790N/A250,516
1989126,893125,441N/A252,334
1990133,694131,276N/A264,970
199199,780104,473N/A204,253
199291,64087,500N/A179,140
199387,26677,828N/A165,094
199476,93482,305N/A159,239
199563,38989,636N/A153,025
199670,873100,129N/A171,002
199774,318110,246N/A184,564
199861,14094,190N/A155,330
199970,734111,232N/A181,966
200070,161100,966N/A171,127
200166,41898,900N/A165,318
200264,55287,760N/A152,312
200365,61784,225N/A149,842
200468,10668,0743,922140,102
200562,71561,8953,574128,184
200664,36466,0693,039133,472
200767,88077,8644,231149,975
200863,27986,3654,040153,684
200952,67752,6423,292108,611
201043,23541,5792,30887,122
201144,96044,839N/A89,799246
201245,20137,872N/A83,073227
201351,79248,346N/A100,138274
2014N/A112,726308
2015N/A120,191
2016N/A

Sources: 1985 - 2001, FAA Terminal Area Forecast;
2002 and later, FAA monthly traffic count.