Australian Aviation Safety in Review: 2002 to 2006


In 2007 the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) produced the inaugural edition of Australian Aviation Safety in Review as part of the ATSB's role to enhance public awareness of aviation safety. The Review has been developed to provide a readily accessible analysis of the Australian aviation sector, with a strong focus on safety trends. This publication covers all major categories of aircraft operations, from regular public transport (RPT) to general aviation (GA), and includes some information about sports aviation.

Demographic and activity data on Australian aviation is provided in order to provide a context within which to examine accident trends. Accidents are presented both in terms of the raw number of accidents and as rates per 100,000 hours flown, to enable a comparison between operational categories. The latest year for which flying hours are available is 2006. Accordingly, this edition of the Australian Aviation Safety in Review covers the five calendar years 2002 to 2006, offering insights and information about key trends and emerging issues.

This is the second edition of Australian Aviation Safety in Review and the ATSB intends to update this report in the future 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
Author(s): ATSB
Series number: Second Edition
Publication date: 26 June 2008
ISSN: 1835-8586
Publication number: 08144
Last update 07 April 2014
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