General Aviation

Published on March 28th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


GAMA and IAOPA Launch General Aviation Survey

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA), with the support of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have launched the 2021 European General Aviation survey.  The annual survey will contribute to a better understanding of the trends in general aviation flight activity and aircraft equipment, and fleet composition trends to support safety analysis in Europe.

Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, thanks to the participation of the European GA Community, the 2020 survey was successful in gathering responses from over 2500 general aviation aircraft from 40 European countries. Its results are used by EASA in their Annual Safety Review to calculate accident rates for Non-Commercial Aeroplanes as well as supporting regulatory impact assessments and promoting the benefits general aviation brings to the European economy.

Make your voice heard and help provide the regulators and industry with the data to improve GA across Europe! The 2021 edition of the European General Aviation Survey is now open and your feedback greatly appreciated. Please take a few minutes to provide your opinions via the survey link below.

Complete the Survey Here

The survey is open until 30th April 2021 and is available in English, French and German. Individual Responses will be confidential and will not be shared with either the public or regulators, nor will they be used for marketing or any other commercial purposes. Aggregated Data (European, National or by aircraft category or operation category) will be made publicly available free of charge and shared with regulators such as EASA to support regulatory impact assessments and other uses.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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