Aviation Statistics - 2008

Statistical Summary Aviation Occurrences 2008 - 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 1999 to 2008 inclusive.

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 6.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2006, there were 262 accidents at the rate of 6.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2007, there were 284 accidents at the rate of 6.6 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2008, there were 251 accidents at the rate of 5.5 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 2003 to 2007, versus the number of accidents in 2008 by aircraft type.

The average number of airliner accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 5.4 compared to 8 accidents in 2008.
The average number of commuter aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 4.8 compared to 6 accidents in 2008.
The average number of air taxi accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 36.2 compared to 41 accidents in 2008.
The average number of aerial work accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 12.8 compared to 12 accidents in 2008.
The average number of corporate run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 4.2 compared to 4 accidents in 2008.
The average number of state run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 2.2 compared to 3 accidents in 2008.
The average number of private run and other run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 154.2 compared to 126 accidents in 2008.
The average number of helicopter accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 47.4 compared to 42 accidents in 2008.
The average number of other aircraft types accidents in the period ranging from 2003 to 2007 was 7.4 compared to 13 accidents in 2008.

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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 1999 to 2008.

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.
In 2008, there were 49 fatalities and 25 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 2003 and 2007 compared to the number of accidents that occurred in 2008 by province.

In Atlantic Canada, there was an average of 11.2 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 8 accidents in 2008.
In Quebec, there was an average of 52.8 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 49 accidents in 2008.
In Ontario, there was an average of 66.2 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 62 accidents in 2008.
In Manitoba, there was an average of 18.6 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 24 accidents in 2008.
In Saskatchewan, there was an average of 16.2 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 18 accidents in 2008.
In Alberta, there was an average of 32.4 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 28 accidents in 2008.
In British Columbia, there was an average of 49.6 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 33 accidents in 2008.
In the Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut region, there was an average of 13.8 accidents within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 22 accidents in 2008.
There was an average of 9.6 accidents of foreign origin within the period 2003 to 2007, compared to 7 accidents in 2008.

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Figure 5. Figure 5 is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of reportable incidents by type for 2008.

Declared emergencies made up 32% of aircraft incidents in 2008.
Risk of collision/loss of separation made up 21% of aircraft incidents in 2008.
Engine failure made up 14% of aircraft incidents in 2008.
Smoke/fire made up 12% of aircraft incidents in 2008.
Crew Unable to Perform Duties 10% of aircraft incidents in 2008.
Other factors made up the remaining 11% of aircraft incidents in 2008.

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