WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 5,000 experimental aircraft and homebuilders have completed a survey on how these aircraft are built, but the National Transportation Safety Board and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) would like to see more participation.
On July 14, the NTSB launched a safety study of experimentals and homebuilts — which NTSB officials call E-AB aircraft — with the support of the EAA, which is hosting the web-based survey.
“We are very encouraged by the impressive number of responses to the EAA survey,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The more information that is provided to EAA about how the more than 33,000 E-AB aircraft in the U.S. are built and operated, the better we’ll be able to understand the safety issues that are so important to this innovative community.”
The survey will remain open through Aug. 31. Owners, operators and builders of E-AB aircraft who have not yet completed the survey are encouraged to do so at www.EAA.org/AB-Survey.