As providers of the most trusted private aircraft management software around the globe, we’re always happy to share great news in the private aviation industry. Recently, it was announced that last year (2016) in the U.S., the rate of fatal crashes among privately owned jets and airplanes had dropped to the lowest level in half a century.
According to NTSB data, there were 631 individuals killed in accidents involving private aircraft in 1997, however, that number dropped dramatically last year, when 386 people lost their lives in private aviation accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board says this is a rate of one fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours, the lowest rate in 50 years. There were more fatalities in private aviation in 2016 than in 2015, however, the NTSB said the rate was still lower last year because of an increase in private aircraft usage.
Over the years, the Federal Aviation Administration, NTSB, and private groups have made great efforts to prevent and lower the number of general aviation accidents through improved training, safety equipment and other measures. Reports claim deaths have slowly declined over the last few decades in terms of general aviation accidents. General aviation includes civil flights, and not those operated by the military, charter operators, or commercial airlines.
Reports also reveal that 2017 will be the 8th consecutive year without a death in the U.S. airline segment, if no crashes occur between now and the end of the year.
SeaGil Software provides the world’s most trusted solutions for aircraft maintenance and recordkeeping, corporate aviation scheduling, aviation quoting, and more. Charter and corporate clients can rely on our private aviation management software to make all aspects of flying more efficient, safer, and streamlined – for your team and your customers.