Aviation Statistics - 2007

Statistical Summary Aviation Occurrences 2007 - Accessibility Page


Figure 1. Figure 1 is a bar graph representing the number of accidents and accident rates per 100 000 flying hours for the years 1998 to 2007 inclusive.

In 1998, there were 388 accidents at the rate of 9.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 1999, there were 341 accidents at the rate of 8.2 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2000, there were 320 accidents at the rate of 7.8 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2001, there were 295 accidents at the rate of 7.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2002, there were 274 accidents at the rate of 7.2 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2003, there were 295 accidents at the rate of 7.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2004, there were 252 accidents at the rate of 6.2 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2005, there were 259 accidents at the rate of 6.3 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2006, there were 262 accidents at the rate of 6.3 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2007, there were 284 accidents at the rate of 6.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
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Figure 2. Figure 2 is a bar graph that represents the average number of Canadian-registered aircraft involved in accidents by aircraft type, in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006, versus the number of accidents in 2007 by aircraft type.

The average number of airliner accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 5.6 compared to 5 accidents in 2007.
The average number of commuter aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 5.2 compared to 4 accidents in 2007.
The average number of air taxi accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 36.6 compared to 39 accidents in 2007.
The average number of aerial work accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 13 compared to 11 accidents in 2007.
The average number of corporate run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 3.2 compared to 7 accidents in 2007.
The average number of state run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 2.8 compared to 1 accidents in 2007.
The average number of private run and other run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 148 compared to 70 accidents in 2007.
The average number of helicopter accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 49.4 compared to 46 accidents in 2007.
The average number of other aircraft types accidents in the period ranging from 2002 to 2006 was 8.6 compared to 4 accidents in 2007.
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Figure 3. Figure 3 is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities and the number of fatal accidents that occurred in each of the years ranging from 1998 to 2007.

In 1998, there were 87 fatalities and 32 fatal accidents.
In 1999, there were 65 fatalities and 34 fatal accidents.
In 2000, there were 65 fatalities and 38 fatal accidents.
In 2001, there were 60 fatalities and 33 fatal accidents.
In 2002, there were 51 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2003, there were 59 fatalities and 32 fatal accidents.
In 2004, there were 37 fatalities and 24 fatal accidents.
In 2005, there were 51 fatalities and 34 fatal accidents.
In 2006, there were 52 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2007, there were 49 fatalities and 33 fatal accidents.
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Figure 4. Figure 4 is a bar graph showing the average number of Canadian-Registered aircraft involved in accidents within the time period between 2002 and 2006 compared to the number of accidents that occurred in 2007 by province.

In Atlantic Canada, there was an average of 11.2 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 15 accidents in 2007.
In Quebec, there was an average of 49 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 61 accidents in 2007.
In Ontario, there was an average of 66.8 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 71 accidents in 2007.
In Manitoba, there was an average of 18.6 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 17 accidents in 2007.
In Saskatchewan, there was an average of 15.6 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 21 accidents in 2007.
In Alberta, there was an average of 35.6 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 30 accidents in 2007.
In British Columbia, there was an average of 50.6 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 36 accidents in 2007.
In the Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut region, there was an average of 11.8 accidents within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 19 accidents in 2007.
There was an average of 9.2 accidents of foreign origin within the period 2002 to 2006, compared to 14 accidents in 2007.
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Figure 5. Figure 5 is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of reportable incidents by type for 2007.
Declared emergencies made up 27% of aircraft incidents in 2007.

Risk of collision/loss of separation made up 22% of aircraft incidents in 2007.
Engine failure made up 16% of aircraft incidents in 2007.
Smoke/fire made up 15% of aircraft incidents in 2007.
Collision made up 1% of aircraft incidents in 2007.
Other factors made up the remaining 19% of aircraft incidents in 2007.
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