The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) conducted a survey of general aviation in Ireland to assist the IAA develop safety policy and to effectively target safety promotion in the future.
The survey can be viewed at : General Aviation survey
the results are published below:
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2010. The review includes a chapter covering the Light aircraft (aircraft below 2 250 kg MTOM). This analysis includes only accidents reported by EASA Member States and occurring in these States with aircraft whose MTOM is below 2 250 kg. State Flights are not included.
As in previous years, data on traffic for light aircraft was unavailable. The number of hours flown by light aeroplanes and helicopters is not recorded by the national aviation authorities in the great majority of the Member States. Data regarding gliders, balloons and aircraft like the so-called “homebuilt” are also not recorded, or are, in several States, entrusted to associative organizations and not retrieved by the authorities. An accurate estimate of flight hours or flights is needed to allow a meaningful analysis of data, in order to identify whether the variation in the number of accidents corresponds to a change in safety.
The Agency together with its Member States will continue its efforts to improve data collection for light aircraft in order to help the aviation community identify priority actions towards enhancing safety further.
The Annual Safety Review can be downloaded here.