Accession Number : ADA168582


Title :   General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey 1984


Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. for CY 1984


Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a168582.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 248


Abstract : This report presents and a description of the 1984 General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey. The survey was conducted during 1985 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 12.7 percent of the general aviation fleet. A response rate of 59.5 percent was obtained. Survey results are based upon responses but are expanded upward to represent the total population. Survey results revealed that during 1984 an estimated 36.1 million hours of flying time were logged by the 220,943 active general aviation aircraft in the U.S. fleet, yielding a mean annual flight time per aircraft of 158 hours. The active aircraft represented about 82.6 percent of the registered general aviation fleet. The report contains breakdowns of these and other statistics by manufactured/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 the general aviation fleet. Estimates of general aviation miles flown in 1984 have also been included in this report, broken down by aircraft type. Keywords include: Aircraft; Aircraft activity; Aircraft use; Avionics; Fuel consumption; General aviation; Hours flown; and Miles flown.


Descriptors :   *AVIONICS , *CIVIL AVIATION , AIRCRAFT , DATA REDUCTION , ESTIMATES , FLIGHT , FUEL CONSUMPTION , MEAN , MODELS , POPULATION , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , SURVEYS , TIME , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE