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AOPA’S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES 31ST JOSEPH T. NALL REPORT

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released its 31st edition of the Joseph T. Nall Report. The report’s digital platform provides near real-time accident data that are updated on a rolling 30-day cycle, accelerating the analysis process, and allowing for the most current snapshot of general aviation safety performance.

The 31st Nall Report notes a decrease in total accidents during 2019. However, the overall accident rates rose during 2019 due to a reduction in flight hours, resulting in a total accident rate of 4.88 per 100,000 hours and a fatal accident rate of 0.88 per 100,000 hours.

The report shows an improvement for non-commercial helicopter accidents, which after spiking for two years decreased slightly with the fatal accident rate declining to 0.98 and the total accident rate decreasing to 5.68.  “Another area where we see improvement is the commercial fixed-wing total accident rate, which decreased for the second year in a row,” said Robert Geske, ASI’s Manager of Aviation Safety Analysis. “The commercial fixed-wing fatal accident rate remains low and largely unchanged.”

ASI’s summaries for a given period provide insight and comparisons of selected dates versus previous years. Please review the summaries for a detailed analysis of trends and rates for non-commercial and commercial fixed-wing operations, non-commercial and commercial helicopter operations, and sport/experimental operations.

View the 31st Joseph T. Nall Report here.

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