Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Aviation WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's aviation articles. While much of the work is (may in the future be) done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Aviation}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Aviation articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. The running totals for aviation assessments are shown in the table below, also found here, and the overall project is found at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Index.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

See also the general assessment FAQ and the project's B-Class assessment & criteria FAQ and A-Class review & criteria FAQ.
1. What is the purpose of the article ratings?
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WPAVIATION}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WPAVIATION}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project's scope. What should I do?
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Aviation WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
5. How do I rate an article?
Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
6. Can I request that someone else rate an article?
Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
7. Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
8. Where can I get more comments about an article?
The review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for peer review there.
9. What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
10. Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, but it's the best system we've been able to devise. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
11. What if I have a question not listed here?
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page, or contact a project member directly.

Instructions on how to assess an Aviation articleEdit

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameters in the {{WPAVIATION}} project banner on its talk page. Stub, Start, and non-article assessments require only the basic parameter; "class=start" (for example). To assess C-class or higher requires the use of the B-Class checklist. (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):


An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Aviation}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Aviation|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):
FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class aviation articles)   FA
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class aviation articles)   FL
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class aviation articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class aviation articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class aviation articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class aviation articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class aviation articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class aviation articles) Stub
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class aviation articles) List
For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class aviation articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class aviation articles) Disambig
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class aviation articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class aviation articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class aviation articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class aviation articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class aviation articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class aviation articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed aviation articles) ???

Quality scaleEdit



Current statsEdit

Aviation WikiProject assessment statistics


Aviation Aircraft Airlines Airports Military
Rotorcraft Gliding Defunct
Air sports Biography Aero
  FA 142 19 1 4 188 15 1 1 0 1 77 3
  FL 5 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 3 2 3 0
  A 23 13 1 0 95 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
  GA 150 141 27 54 488 64 1 7 14 2 126 2
B 783 2,582 57 330 3,065 424 155 227 59 87 546 166
C 2805 6,148 193 1,928 7,465 492 347 630 109 522 1,240 643
Start 10811 3,944 1,065 3,432 11,807 693 378 351 738 229 1,818 720
Stub 17340 1,543 1,556 9,517 2,381 335 92 93 577 238 1,441 89
List 1579 458 761 624 576 147 26 13 83 9 95 10
Template 1260 1,044 226 356 646 155 26 12 4 97 17 123
Category 6053 4,680 743 1,264 1,778 916 85 100 425 57 277 190
Disambig 511 28 31 497 57 32 2 0 1 1 1 1
File 250 241 1,107 372 599 7 7 1 7 2 25 139
Portal 632 36 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 20 0
Project 45 7 10 5 3 5 1 2 1 1 1 7
Unassessed 48 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 74,885 21,133 5,903 18,670 30,872 3,363 1,147 1,442 2,051 1,252 5,912 2,132

Statistics by task forceEdit

Requesting an assessmentEdit

If you submit an article for assessment, please return the favor and assess another one on the list!

  • If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.
  • Note: This is only to rate the article on quality - you may or may not get feedback on the article. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, or wish to have it classified as an A-Class article, please use the WikiProject Review department instead.
  • If you want help improving an article, try the collaboration department and read Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Assessment/Instructions.
  • Boeing 737 MAX groundings continually improving.
    • Article has been rated B class which is a fair rating. -Fnlayson (talk) 14:09, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport - The article has been expanded and improved a lot. I think it should have a higher rating now. Windmemories 15:57, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport - This article hasn't been reviewed for a decade and has since been expanded and improved upon significantly. Digital inf3rno (talk) 20:03, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
  • History of non-scheduled airlines in the United States - A recently written article awaiting first assessment. Thanks, Recensore256 (talk) 07:53, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Filled in aviation project banner with preliminary info and rated as a C for now. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:04, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Royal Aero Club Looks like a B-class article if I understood the criteria right. [Username Needed] 10:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  • HESA Kowsar - Updated some parts of the articles and spread out the citations that are excessive. Ominae (talk) 06:16, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  • São Pedro Airport (Brazil) The article was improved after years after the last revision. Agente Rolf (talk) 13:33, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Kang Daniel The article content has expanded significantly throughout the past year and likely requires another assessment. HrToss (talk) 10:27, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport This article has been improved on recently and requires new assessment. Currently rated Start-class and is likely a B-class in regards to current criteria.Intelqual (talk) 19:36, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Honda HA-420 HondaJet - if I understand correctly, last review was back in 2013, with the only problem towards class B being lack of refs; with number of refs going from 16 in 2013 to 88 now, there is a chance that it qualifies for Class B now. Ipsign (talk) 11:41, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
  • AJI T-610 Super Pinto - I did some grammar and link fixes. I'm waiting for someone to reclassify it as either a B or C-class article, because it's certainly not a Start-class article. Carlo71201 (talk) 7:23, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
    • Updated checks. It meets C class for WP:Air now. -Fnlayson (talk) 14:09, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Mooring mast: Hi there, I've added a considerable amount of material into this stub page and would appreciate an assessment of the class and importance rating. --Magdalene246 (talk) 05:02, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Kurnool Airport - The article is expanded and improved with necessary citations. The articles was rated as Stub. A fresh assessment would be very much appreciated. - Srihari Thalla (talk) 11:43, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Nellore Airport - The article is expanded and improved with necessary citations. The articles was rated as Stub. A fresh assessment would be very much appreciated. -- DaxServer (talk) 12:14, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Ramagundam Airport - The article is expanded and improved with necessary citations. An assessment would be very much appreciated. -- DaxServer (talk) 16:58, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Longest Flights - This article has had a lot of development and contributions over the past several years and an effort over the last 6 months to ensure accuracy, citations, objectivity, and development into a generally good wiki article. I suggest it is now ready for a review and consideration for Assessment by the great Aviation Project? DigitalExpat (talk) 13:22, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
  • American Airlines Flight 476 I just expanded it. There are some issues with prose that need to be worked out, but I can safely say it is no longer a stub. Scorpions13256 (talk) 15:32, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Arsenalul Aeronautic - Request an assessment, article not yet rated. Alin2808 (talk) 11:46, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Sukhoi Su-57 - Requesting reassessment against the GA criteria, where I don't think it meets them for reasons that I've given in the individual reassessment page. Steve7c8 (talk) 18:23, 17 October 2021 (UTC)