The California Aviation Database (CAvD) project was suggested by Caltrans Aeronautics Program to fulfill a need of the planners involved in aviation system planning and programming activities to locate and access aviation data and information in an efficient and comprehensive way. CAvD is being implemented in the form of an Internet website and is currently intended as a five-year project. However, the development can be accelerated, and the duration will depend on the available resources. CAvD is a joint project between the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Its primary audiences include Caltrans and other State, regional, county, city and airport agencies. In this document, the CAvD database and CAvD Internet website are considered synonymous and will be used interchangeably.This report first proposes a set of primary audiences and objectives for CAvD and a structure for the information to be posted on the mature CAvD website. It then proposes a set of information contents and a preliminary five-year development plan, with 7/97 - 6/98 as the base year. The preliminary plan proposed in this draft report is intended to be used as a starting point for the planning process for the five-year development, and will be revised according to Caltrans’ needs and comments.
H.-S. Jacob Tsao. "A Five-Year Development Plan for the California Aviation Database" Working Paper - Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California (1999).