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Welcome to the Airports WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of airports.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

Goals
  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of airports.
  • Create guidelines for articles about airports.
Scope

Creation checklists

Airport WikiProject assessment statistics logcategory

Creation of a new Airport

  1. Do a search on the ICAO Airport Code, IATA Airport Code, FAA LID, and TC LID as appropriate; the article may already exist under another name.
    Note: for smaller domestic-only airports there may be few or no codes assigned.
  2. Create the article using the correct name and using the content and structure identified by the project.
  3. Include the {{Infobox Airport}} template at the top of the article and complete all available information.
  4. For US airports, include the {{US-airport}} template for automatic inclusion of links from airport-related sites.
  5. Categorize the article correctly.
  6. Add links from the article for the main city that it serves and the city or cities the airport is actually located in or nearest to, so as not to create an orphan. An {{airport codes}} template can be included in these non-airport articles, but should not be included in airport articles; it duplicates information in the {{Infobox Airport}} template.
  7. Create redirect articles for the ICAO and IATA Codes.
  8. Check that the new airport name is listed in all appropriate sub-lists of the List of Airports.
  9. Create a talk page for the article including {{WikiProject Aviation|Airports-project=yes}}

Creation of a new Airport Category

  1. Find all relevant airports
  2. Add to Airports category
  3. Add to the geographic category: I.e Airports of the United States in United States

Ongoing maintenance

Aviation WikiProject announcements and open tasks
watch · edit · discuss

Articles for deletion
Good article nominees
Requested moves

View full version (with review alerts)
Attention needed 
...to referencing and citation (24,018) • ...to coverage and accuracy (23,631) • ...to structure (22,654) • ...to grammar (22,568) • ...to supporting materials (22,653)
Requested articles 
Write new articlesWikiproject Airports list of requested articles
Expansion needed 
Add Infobox to articlesAirport articles needing InfoboxExpand articlesStub class Airport articlesStart class Airport articlesList of airports in Tennessee
Tagging needed 
Add Aviation task force tags to articles on the list of articles with no associated task force
  1. Category:Airports - keep up to date
  2. Article count by country - country
  3. Add list of airports to each category for those we need to create
  4. Interwiki links - interwiki

Things to create/for discussion

  1. infobox — go to infobox for discussion/ideas
  2. List of Airports and Airfields — complete list
  3. Naming conventions — go to naming conventions
  4. Categorization — go to categorization
  5. Images without an article— go to Images without article
  6. Possible sources for getting airport Lat/Long, elevation, distance from city, runway info: resources

Areas requiring clean up

Airport Articles tagged with
{{stub}} tags
Stubs Total
Airport stubs 20
 → North American airport stubs 8
 → → Canada 84
 → → → Alberta 218
 → → → Atlantic Canada 109
 → → → British columbia 210
 → → → Manitoba 135
 → → → Northwest Territories 69
 → → → Ontario 422
 → → → Quebec 211
 → → → Saskatchewan 177
 → → United States 13
 → → → Midwestern United States 177
 → → → Northeastern United States 145
 → → → Southern United States 161
 → → → → Texas 59
 → → → Western United States 111
 → → → Alaska 187
 → → → Arizona 47
 → → → California 110
 → → → Kansas 59
 → → → Michigan 64
 → → → North Carolina 50
 → → Mexico 117
 → South America 392
 → Oceania 265
 → → Australia 158
 → Africa 7
 → → North Africa 161
 → → East Africa 153
 → → Southern Africa 259
 → → West Africa 259
 → Europe 586
 → → France 62
 → → Turkey 46
 → → Russia 252
 → → United Kingdom 56
 → Asia 478
 → → India 89
 → → Indonesia 111
 → → People's Republic of China 76
 → → Pakistan 47

Other WikiProject details

Parentage

The parent of this WikiProject is the Aviation WikiProject.

Similar WikiProjects

Resources

  • AOPA Airport Minimum Standards A good reference for those trying to understand the thorny issues.
  • World Aero Data Very reliable.
  • The Airport Guide good source for airport information and can help with finding official sites for airports.
  • A - Z World Airports good source, usually has both ICAO/IATA and sometimes the official site.
  • airlinecodes.co.uk to look up both ICAO and IATA codes
  • World Airport Codes another IATA code source but poor for coordinates and elevation
  • Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. good source for information, sometimes has both ICAO & IATA codes. Pick a country and then scroll down to the airports in that country.
  • COPA Places to Fly in Canada. Some information on Canadian airports. Good as external link.
  • Serbia Has several airports with basic information. Not sure how current the information is.
  • VATSIM - Navigation Charts and Flight Planning Tools an odd one as it's a FlightSim site. It has external links to sites that have charts/AIPs of various aerodromes world wide. Read the paragraph at the top first.
  • AirNav -- US site, based largely on the FAA's A/FD data (although revisions may take longer than 56 days to appear).
  • FAA data downloads -- pretty self-explanatory but a bit cumbersome to use.
  • Digital A/FD from NACO, covers United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Pacific territories (still in introductory/experimental stage).
  • World Airport Database, another comprehensive source.

Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP)

If using these it's best to turn off any adblockers that are running, especially if they block based on the letters "AD" appearing next to each other.

  • Australia: Airservices Australia En-Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) - click the copyright notice first, then look at the ERSA section. Plenty of information for all Australian airports.
  • Belgium: Belgocontrol, very complete and well maintained. Free registration required for some other sections (meteo, ...) but no longer for the AIP.
  • Colombia: Aerocivil Colombia main site. Aerocivil Colombia AIP, direct link without the frames. No registration.
  • Denmark, Greenland & the Faeroe Islands - no registration.
  • Europe: Eurocontrol Basic - requires free registration (they email a password) but has a lot of European airports. Also requires Java, allowing pop-ups. Not the easiest site to navigate. Using the NOTAM section will also provide the IATA airport codes.
  • Finland: Finavia – no registration
  • France: SIA - no registration.
  • Greece: Hellenic CAA - requires free registration.
  • Italy: ENAV - requires free registration, available in English and Italian.
  • Netherlands no registration
  • New Zealand - only 7 aerodromes as yet, no registration
  • Norway - no registration
  • Poland: Polish AIP - requires free registration
  • Slovenia - only 3 aerodromes, no registration.
  • Turkey - all data from 2008 by month.
  • United Kingdom: UK Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) - Requires free registration. Very buggy site, get logged out after a few minutes of non-use. May have to try it several times as site often will not load beyond the start page.
  • United States: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) - publishes and distributes United States government civil aeronautical charts and flight information publications.

Tools

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist

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