NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48811

Industry 48811

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 48811 – Airport Operations

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48811: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in:

  1. Operating international, national, or civil airports or public flying fields or
  2. Supporting airport operations (except special food services contractors), such as rental of hangar space, air traffic control services, baggage handling services, and cargo handling services.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 48811

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 48811. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing factory conversion, overhaul, and rebuilding of aircraft–are classified in Industry 33641, Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing;
  • Wholesaling fuel at airports–are classified in Industry 42472, Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals);
  • Providing airport janitorial services–are classified in Industry 56172, Janitorial Services; and
  • Providing food services at airports on a contractual arrangement (i.e., food service contractors)–are classified in Industry 72231, Food Service Contractors.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 48811

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 48811. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Air traffic control services (except military)
  • Aircraft hangar rental
  • Aircraft parking service
  • Airport baggage handling services
  • Airport cargo handling services
  • Airport operators (e.g., civil, international, national)
  • Airport runway maintenance services
  • Airports, civil, operation and maintenance
  • Aviation clubs, primarily providing flying field services to the general public
  • Fixed base operators
  • Flying field operators
  • Hangar rental, aircraft
  • Maintenance services, runway
  • Parking services, aircraft
  • Runway maintenance services
  • Vacuuming of airport runways

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 488: Support Activities for Transportation
      • Industry Group 4881: Support Activities for Air Transportation
        • Industry 48811: Airport Operations (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 488111: Air Traffic Control
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 488119: Other Airport Operations

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