The FAA opened its annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey on Monday. According to the agency, the survey is mailed out to a “representative sample of GA and on-demand Part 135 aircraft owners and operators” and is designed to estimate the size, primary use, and flight hours of the 2019 GA fleet. The 2019 edition is the FAA’s 42nd annual survey.
“This information enables the FAA to track the success of our safety initiatives and to better serve the GA community by evaluating pilot’s access to the equipment and services that they rely on to navigate and fly safely,” the agency said.
The four-page voluntary survey, which is overseen by an independent research firm, is open from is open Feb. 24 to July 10, 2020. The FAA says it takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes to complete and individual responses will be kept confidential. Results will be posted on the FAA’s website by January 2021.