Without better segmentation of the market and more accurate flight time data, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says a 10-year FAA program to reduce general aviation (GA) fatality rates 10% by 2018 could miss its intended goal and could leave behind certain “riskier” segments of the industry. Safety statistics from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reveal that the overall number of GA fatalities per 100,000 flight hours has consistently decreased since ...
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