General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey 1983.
Annual summary rept. for CY 1983,
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
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This report presents the results and a description of the 1983 General Aviation Activity and Avionics Survey. The survey was conducted during 1984 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 10.7 percent of the general aviation fleet and obtained a response rate of 62 percent. Survey results are based upon responses but are expanded upward to represent the total population. Survey results revealed that during 1983 an estimated 35.2 million hours of flying time were logged by the 213,293 active general aviation aircraft in the U.S. fleet, yielding a mean annual flight time per aircraft of 164 hours. The active aircraft represented about 82 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. In addition, tables are included for detailed analysis of the avionics capabilities of the GA fleet. Estimates of general aviation miles flown in 1983 have been included for the first time, broken down by aircraft type. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation