Transportation safety in the United States

September 29, 2014 - 12:05pm

The overall number of civil aviation accidents declined significantly between 2012 and 2013, according to NTSB data published earlier this month. However, bucking this trend were Part 135 operations, for which the number of accidents doubled during the same period.

January 29, 2011 - 9:00am

Despite a modest increase in the number of business aircraft flight hours between last year and 2009, the number of accidents remained virtually static, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
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London-based aerospace consultancy and equipment appraiser Ascend characterized 2010 as “a disappointing year” in terms of airline safety, as both the number of fatal accidents and total fatalities increased over previous years. According to Ascend’s data, the number of fatal accidents increased 22 percent, from 23 in 2009 to 28 last year.

April 30, 2010 - 6:33am

According to the Safety Board, on-demand Part 135 operations had the lowest number of accidents and fatal accidents last year compared with any other time in the past two decades. Part 135 operations reported 47 accidents, down from 58 in 2008, while fatalities also decreased to 17 in 2009 from 69 in 2008. Despite the lower flight activity last year, the on-demand accident rate decreased to 1.63 per 100,000 flight hours from 1.81 in 2008.

April 13, 2010 - 2:54pm

Preliminary 2009 aviation accident statistics released by the NTSB late last week show an overall decrease in aviation accidents for general aviation and on-demand Part 135 operations. According to the Safety Board, on-demand Part 135 operations had the lowest number of accidents and fatal accidents last year compared with any other time in the past two decades.

January 27, 2010 - 5:27am

As flight activity last year declined from that of the previous year–by between 14 and 20 percent–so too did the number of U.S. business aircraft accidents, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. Last year U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops were involved in 44 accidents compared with 64 the previous year, a 31-percent reduction.

January 28, 2009 - 7:25am

Despite reports indicating that operators were flying less in 2008, the number of business aircraft accidents increased from the previous year, according to year-end statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

January 13, 2009 - 10:44am

Despite reports indicating declining flight hours for 2008, the number of business aircraft accidents increased from 2007, according to year-end statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. The totals show a rise in the number of business aviation accidents from 55 in 2007 to 69 in 2008, while the number of fatal accidents rose correspondingly from 17 to 24.

May 19, 2008 - 7:48am

Although the number of general aviation accidents last year was the lowest total since record keeping began in 1938, the NTSB noted that the accident rate increased slightly from 6.33 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2000 to 6.56 accidents last year.

January 15, 2008 - 10:16am

Business aviation saw a decline in accidents and incidents last year, from 60 in 2006 to 56 in the following year, but fatal accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops increased to 18 from 17 the year before, according to an annual summary of accidents and incidents released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

 
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