Table 2-13: U.S. On-Demand Air TaxiaSafety Data

Table 2-13: U.S. On-Demand Air TaxiaSafety Data

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Total fatalities 69 105 76 51 78 68 42 63 52 63 39 R45 38 71
Total seriously injured persons N 43 R44 36 26 19 24 32 14 R22 23 10 14 12
Total accidents 152 171 157 107 88 76 69 85 75 90 82 77 R73 81
Fatal 24 46 35 29 28 24 19 26 24 29 15 R17 12 22
Flight hours (thousands) 2,526 3,618 2,570 2,249 2,241 R2,844 R2,324 R2,465 R2,486 R3,220 R3,098 R3,802 R3,298 3,553
Rates per 100,000 flight hoursb                            
Fatalities 2.73 2.90 2.96 2.27 3.48 R2.39 R1.81 R2.56 R2.09 R1.96 R1.26 R1.18 R1.15 2.00
Seriously injured persons N 1.19 R1.71 1.60 1.16 R0.67 R1.03 R1.30 R0.56 R0.68 R0.74 R0.26 R0.42 0.34
Total accidents 6.02 4.73 6.11 4.76 3.93 R2.67 R2.97 R3.45 R3.02 R2.80 R2.65 R2.03 R2.21 2.28
Fatal 0.95 1.27 1.36 1.29 1.25 R0.84 R0.82 R1.05 R0.97 R0.90 R0.48 R0.45 R0.36 0.62

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

a Air carriers operating under 14 CFR 135, nonscheduled service. Accidents on foreign soil and in foreign waters are excluded.

b Rates are computed by dividing the number of fatalities, serious injuries, total accidents, and fatal accidents by the number of flight hours.

NOTE: Hours are estimated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.

SOURCES:

Fatalities, accidents, and flight hours:

1975-80: National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations, Calendar Year 1981, NTSB/ARC-85/01 (Washington, DC: February 1985), table 61.

1985-00: Ibid. Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation/Table9.htm as of May 8, 2002.

Serious injuries:

1980-90: Ibid., Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

1995-00: Ibid., Analysis and Data Division, personal communications, 1996; 1997; 1998; Mar. 28, 2000, and May 7, 2002.