NAICS Code 48121 Nonscheduled Air Transportation


Transportation and Warehousing


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) providing air transportation of passengers and/or cargo with no regular routes and regular schedules or (2) providing specialty flying services with no regular routes and regular schedules using general purpose aircraft. These establishments have more flexibility with respect to choice of airports, hours of operation, load factors, and similar operational characteristics.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Crop dusting using specialized aircraft: classified in Industry 11511, Support Activities for Crop Production
  • Fighting forest fires using specialized water bombers: classified in Industry 11531, Support Activities for Forestry
  • Providing air transportation of passengers and/or cargo over regular routes and on regular schedules: classified in Industry 48111, Scheduled Air Transportation
  • Providing specialized air sightseeing services: classified in Industry 48799, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
  • Aerial gathering of geophysical data: classified in Industry 54136, Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
  • Providing aerial and/or other surveying and mapping services: classified in Industry 54137, Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
  • Providing air ambulance services using specialized equipment: classified in Industry 62191, Ambulance Services
  • Operating specialized flying schools, including all training for commercial pilots: classified in Industry 61151, Technical and Trade Schools
  • Operating recreation aviation clubs: classified in Industry 71399, All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
  • Operating advocacy aviation clubs: classified in Industry 81331, Social Advocacy Organizations
  • Providing air courier services: classified in Industry 49211, Couriers and Express Delivery Services.

Illustrative Examples

  • Aircraft charter services
  • Air taxi services
  • Nonscheduled air passenger transportation services
  • Nonscheduled air freight transportation services

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