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

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

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (R) 2008 (P) 2009
Total fatalities 69 105 76 51 78 68 42 63 52 63 39 45 38 71 60 35 42 64 18 16 43 69 17
Total seriously injured persons U 43 44 36 26 19 24 32 14 22 23 10 15 12 24 16 12 17 20 11 20 12 4
Total accidents 152 171 157 107 88 76 69 85 75 90 82 77 74 80 72 60 73 66 65 52 62 58 47
Total accidents, fatal 24 46 35 29 28 24 19 26 24 29 15 17 12 22 18 18 18 23 11 10 14 20 2
Flight hours (thousands) 2,526 3,618 2,570 2,249 2,241 2,844 2,324 2,465 2,486 3,220 3,098 3,802 3,204 3,930 2,997 2,911 2,927 3,238 3,815 3,742 4,033 3,205 2,875
Rates per 100,000 flight hoursb                                              
Fatalities 2.73 2.90 2.96 2.27 3.48 2.39 1.81 2.56 2.09 1.96 1.26 1.18 1.19 1.81 2.00 1.20 1.43 1.98 0.47 0.43 1.07 2.15 0.59
Seriously injured persons U 1.19 1.71 1.60 1.16 0.67 1.03 1.30 0.56 0.68 0.74 0.26 0.47 0.31 0.80 0.55 0.41 0.53 0.52 0.29 0.50 0.37 0.14
Total accidents 6.02 4.73 6.11 4.76 3.93 2.67 2.97 3.45 3.02 2.80 2.65 2.03 2.31 2.04 2.40 2.06 2.49 2.04 1.70 1.39 1.54 1.81 1.63
Total accidents, fatal 0.95 1.27 1.36 1.29 1.25 0.84 0.82 1.05 0.97 0.90 0.48 0.45 0.37 0.56 0.60 0.62 0.61 0.71 0.29 0.27 0.35 0.62 0.07

KEY: P = preliminary; R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

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.

1985-2009: National Transportation Safety Board, Aviation Accident Statistics, table 9, available at http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/Stats.htm as of July 6, 2010.

Serious injuries:

1980-85: Ibid., Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

1990-2009: Ibid., Analysis and Data Division, personal communication, July 1, 2010.