Aircraft owners are asked to participate in the FAA’s 34th annual general aviation Part 135 survey for 2011 data. The survey is the only source of information about the general aviation fleet and data gathered helps the FAA to determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety.
FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta says the data gathered with the assistance of owners and operators “helps the entire GA community.” Information secured is private for statistical purposes only and will not be published or released in any form which might reveal identity of the participant, FAA officials note.
Aircraft owners and operators who receive a postcard invitation or survey by mail to participate should respond as soon as possible. This can be either by mail or online at AviationSurvey.org, using the aircraft number to log-in. The survey closes Nov. 30, 2012.
An abbreviated survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. Owners of three or more aircraft who receive multiple survey forms are asked to telephone the FAA toll-free at 888-672-4493 or contact the agency by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.