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NBAA Members Urged to Complete FAA’s General Aviation Survey

July 25, 2014

NBAA Members that were invited earlier this year to take part in the FAA’s annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) are strongly encouraged to submit their completed forms at their earliest convenience.

Full participation is vital to provide an accurate representation of general aviation and on-demand charter operations. The survey covers all of calendar year 2013.

The annual GA Survey is the FAA’s primary source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown and the ways people use general aviation aircraft. The data help to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes and measure aviation safety. In addition, the survey is used to prepare safety statistics and calculate accident rates among Part 91 and Part 135 aircraft. Responses are strictly confidential.

Operators can complete the survey online or by mailing in the form they received along with a postage-paid envelope. NBAA Members are asked to participate even if they sold their airplane in 2013 or the plane was damaged that year.

Tetra Tech is an independent research firm that conducts the survey for the FAA. The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.

A short version of the survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. NBAA Members that own three or more aircraft and received several surveys are asked to contact Tetra Tech toll-free at (800) 826-1797 or by email at infoaviationsurvey@tetratech.com. Members with questions can use the same contact information.