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FAA's Annual GA Survey Now Underway
September 11, 2012
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  • FAA announced that its 34th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Survey is underway and available online at www.aviationsurvey.org.

    “Reducing GA fatalities is a top priority of the FAA and our goal is to reduce the GA fatal accident rate by 10 percent by 2018,” said FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta. “By taking the time to participate in the FAA’s GA survey, owners and operators share valuable data that help the entire GA community.”

    The survey is the only source of information on the activities of the GA fleet, including number of hours flown and the reasons people fly, FAA said. Data collected from the survey help to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. The survey also is used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among GA aircraft. The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant, according to FAA.

    Aircraft owners and operators who received a postcard invitation or survey by mail should respond by completing the survey online at www.aviationsurvey.org (use aircraft N-Number to login) or by mail with the postage-paid envelope. The survey closes Nov. 30.

    An abbreviated survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. For persons who own or more aircraft and receive several survey forms, call toll-free at (888) 672-4493