News and Updates – 2019 General Aviation Survey is Open Now

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) 42nd Annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey is open February 24 to July 10, 2020. This voluntary survey is distributed by mail to a representative sample of GA and on-demand Part 135 aircraft owners and operators. Survey participants may complete the survey online or by mail.

The survey estimates the size, primary use, and flight hours of the 2019 general aviation fleet. This information enables the FAA to track the success of our safety initiatives and to better serve the GA community by evaluating pilots access to the equipment and services that they rely on to navigate and fly safely.

The survey is four pages long and takes 10 to 30 minutes to complete. Individual responses are kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. The FAA receives and publishes only data aggregated to a level where individual responses are no longer identifiable. The independent research firm, Tetra Tech, is conducting the survey on the FAAs behalf. Tetra Tech will mail out the surveys, process responses, analyze the results, and maintain custody of individual responses.

Survey results will be posted on the public website by January 2021.

If you have questions, contact the GA Survey help line, at 1-800-826-1797, or email: or the FAA at

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