Australian Aviation Safety in Review: 1998 to 2007


In 2009, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) produces its third edition of Australian Aviation Safety in Review as part of its role to enhance public awareness of aviation safety. This Review has been developed to provide a readily accessible analysis of the Australian aviation industry, with a major focus on communicating the key safety trends. This publication covers the major aircraft operation categories of passenger transport (regular public transport and charter) and general aviation. Sport and recreational aviation is also discussed, as is the burgeoning trend towards amateur-built and experimental aircraft.

Demographic and activity data on Australian aviation is presented to provide a context within which to examine accident and incident (occurrence) trends. To enable comparison of occurrence trends across different operational categories, data is provided in terms of actual numbers as well as rates per 100,000 hours flown. The latest year for which flying hours are available is 2007.

A new feature of this edition of the Review is a 10-year look at safety trends, focusing on total occurrences (all incidents and accidents), all accidents, and fatal accidents separately. An exploration behind what occurred (occurrence types) and why they occurred (safety factors) is a major focus of this edition.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Author(s): ATSB
Series number: AR2008079
Publication date: 30 June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-921602-80-1
Publication number: AR-2008-079
Last update 07 April 2014
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