Aviation Statistical Reports - Table 9

Accidents, Fatalities, and Rates, 1992 through 2011,
for U.S. Air Carriers Operating Under 14 CFR 135,
On-Demand Operations
 Year  Accidents Fatalities Flight Hours Accidents
per 100,000
Flight Hours
All Fatal Total Aboard All Fatal
1992 76 24 68 65 2,844,000 2.67 0.84
1993 69 19 42 42 2,324,000 2.97 0.82
1994 85 26 63 62 2,465,000 3.45 1.05
1995 75 24 52 52 2,486,000 3.02 0.97
1996 90 29 63 63 3,220,000 2.80 0.90
1997 82 15 39 39 3,098,000 2.65 0.48
1998 77 17 45 41 3,802,000 2.03 0.45
1999 74 12 38 38 3,204,000 2.31 0.37
2000 80 22 71 68 3,930,000 2.04 0.56
2001 72 18 60 59 2,997,000 2.40 0.60
2002 60 18 35 35 2,911,000 2.06 0.62
2003 73 18 42 40 2,927,000 2.49 0.61
2004 66 23 64 63 3,238,000 2.04 0.71
2005 65 11 18 16 3,815,000 1.70 0.29
2006 52 10 16 16 3,742,000 1.39 0.27
2007 62 14 43 43 4,033,000 1.54 0.35
2008 58 20 69 69 3,205,000 1.81 0.62
2009 47 2 17 14 2,901,000 1.62 0.07
2010 31 6 17 17 3,113,000 1.00 0.19
2011 50 16 41 41 3,325,000 1.50 0.48

Notes

  • 2011 data are preliminary.
  • Flight hours are estimated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Miles flown and departure information for on-demand Part 135 operations is not available.
  • In2002, FAA changed their estimate of air taxi activity. The revision was retroactively applied to the years 1992 to 2002. In 2003, the FAA again revised flight activity estimates for 1999 to 2002.
  • US Air carriers operating under 14 CFR Part 135 were previously referred to as Scheduled and Nonscheduled Services. Current tables now refer to these same air carriers as Commuter Operations and On-Demand Operations, respectively, in order to be consistent with definitions in 14 CFR 119.3 and terminology used in 14CFR 135.1. On-Demand Part 135 operations encompass charters, air taxis, air tours, or medical services (when a patient is on board).