Accession Number:

ADA112924

Title:

General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey 1980

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. for CY 1980

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results and a description of the 1980 General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey. The survey was conducted during 1981 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 statistically selected sample of about 14.0 percent of the general aviation fleet and obtained a response rate of 65 percent. Survey results are based upon responses but are expanded upward to represent the total population. Survey results revealed that during 1980 an estimated 41.0 million hours of flying time were logged by the 211,045 active general aviation aircraft in the U.S. fleet, yielding a mean annual flight time per aircraft of 190.5 hours. The active aircraft represented about 83 percent of the registered general aviation fleet. The report contains breakdowns of these and other statistics by manufacturermodel 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE