Accession Number : AD0649336

Title :   GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT OWNERS SURVEY, 1962,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C STATISTICAL SERVICES BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Robert ; Klevit,Alan ; Umberger,Elizabeth

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Since 1957, the general aviation segment of the aviation complex has increased from the standpoints of number of aircraft, aircraft hours flown and aircraft miles flown. The size of the general aviation fleet increased from 66,520 in 1957 to 80,098 in 1962. During this same period, the size of the domestic civil air carrier fleet rose from 1,557 to 1,681. Whereas general aviation planes flew an estimated 10,938,000 hours and accounted for 1,426,285 miles in 1957, they flew 14,461,000 hours and covered 1,963,032 miles in 1962. During this same reporting period, the carriers showed a decrease in hours flown--3,893,000 in 1957 to 3,221,000 in 1962--and an increase in aircraft miles flown from 841,233,000 in 1957 to 876,997,000 in 1962. The significance of general aviation is demonstrated by the fact that in 1962 it represented over 98 percent of all civilian aircraft, flew 82 percent of the aircraft hours flown, and accounted for 69 percent of the aircraft miles flown. Since 1957, general aviation increased in number of planes over 20 percent; in hours flown, over 32 percent; and in aircraft miles flown, nearly 38 percent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL AVIATION, STATISTICAL DATA), AVIATION PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, AIRCRAFT, OPERATION, COMMERCE, TRAINING, TRANSPORTATION, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE