Australian Aviation Safety in Review


Each year the United States' Aircraft Owner's and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Foundation releases a report summarising the accident trends and factors for general aviation (GA) for the previous calendar year. The Nall Report has established itself as one of the aviation community's benchmark reports and its release is anticipated across the industry. The report provides essential data in an easy-to-read format, giving a broad overview of the state of general aviation and safety trends in the US.

As part of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's (ATSB) mission to enhance public awareness of aviation safety, the Australian Aviation Safety in Review - 2007 has been developed to provide a readily accessible analysis of the Australian aviation sector, with a strong focus on safety trends. Unlike the Nall Report, this publication covers all major categories of aircraft operations, from Regular Public Transport (RPT) to general aviation, and even some information about sports aviation. �

Additionally, some demographic data on Australian aviation is provided in order to measure the levels of aviation activity in Australia, and provide a context within which to examine the accident trends. Accident rates are presented both in terms of the number of accidents and as rates per 100,000 hours, to enable comparison between operational categories. The latest year for which flying hours are available is 2005. Accordingly, this inaugural edition of the Australian Aviation Safety in Review - 2007 covers the calendar years 2001 to 2005, offering insights and information about key trends and emerging issues.

The ATSB intends to release this report on a regular basis as a means of informing both the aviation community and the wider public about Australian aviation accident and activity trends.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 23 March 2007
Related: Statistics
Last update 07 April 2014
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