When EASA make decisions on the safety of General Aviation, it is important to take a data driven approach that brings together both accident/ occurrence data as well as other sources such as flight hours and other information about the type of flying taking place in the GA Community. The collection of this type of activity data in GA is a big challenge. To help collect the best possible information EASA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) team up every year to carry out a survey of GA aircraft owners/ operators to allow accurate and representative estimates to be made about aircraft operation in Europe. This supports the safety and economic analysis of the sector. For example, the flight hours are used to estimate total flight hours per type of operation in Europe, which EASA uses to calculate accident rates reported in the Annual Safety Review. You can learn more about the survey on the latest AERO Community News where Volker Thomalla interviews EASA’s John Franklin, GAMA’s Kyle Martin and AOPA’s Michael Erb.
Individual Responses will be confidential and will not be shared with either the public or regulators, nor will they be used for marketing or any other commercial purposes. Aggregated Data (European, National or by aircraft category or operation category) will be made publicly available free of charge and shared with regulators such as EASA to support regulatory impact assessments and other uses. Take part in the survey