NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB applauds survey response from experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft community; encourages more participation

August 18, 2011

More than 5,000 E-AB owners, operators and builders have responded to an invitation by both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to complete a survey on how E-AB aircraft are built and operated so safety issues in this sector of general aviation can be better understood.

On July 14, 2011, the NTSB announced that it had undertaken a comprehensive safety study of E-AB aircraft with the support of the EAA, which is hosting the web-based survey, the results of which are being shared with the NTSB.

"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 EAA has announced that their survey will remain open through August 31, 2011.

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.

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