Accession Number : ADA124595
Title : General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey 1981.
Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. for CY 1981.
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Personal Author(s) : Schwenk,Judith C ; Carter,Patricia W
Report Date : Dec 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 110
Abstract : This report presents the results and a description of the 1981 General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey. The survey was conducted during 1982 by the FAA to obtain information on the activity and avionics of the United States registered general aviation aircraft fleet, the dominant component of civil aviation in the U.S. The survey was based on a statistically selected sample of about 8.9 percent of the general aviation fleet and obtained a response rate of 61 percent. Survey results are based upon response but are expanded upward to represent the total population. Survey results revealed that during 1981 an estimated 40.7 million hours of flying time were logged by the 213,226 active general aviation aircraft in the U.S. fleet, yielding a mean annual flight time per aircraft of 188.1 hours. The active aircraft represented about 83 percent of the registered general aviation fleet. The report contains breakdowns of these and other statistics by manufacturer/model group, aircraft type, state and region of based aircraft, and primary use. Also included are fuel consumption, lifetime airframe hours, avionics, and engine hours estimates. In addition, tables are included for detailed analysis of the avionics capabilities of GA fleet.
Descriptors : *AVIONICS , *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , *SURVEYS , *CIVIL AVIATION , UNITED STATES , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , FLIGHT , AIRFRAMES , CLASSIFICATION , FUEL CONSUMPTION , TABLES(DATA) , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , TIME STUDIES
Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
Commercial and General Aviation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE