Aviation statistics - 2011

Statistical summary aviation occurrences 2011 - Accessibility page


Figure 1. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of accidents and accident rates per 100 000 flying hours by year from 2002 to 2011.

In 2002, there were 264 accidents and a rate of 7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2003, there were 284 accidents and a rate of 7.9 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2004, there were 243 accidents and a rate of 6.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2005, there were 251 accidents and a rate of 6.7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2006, there were 258 accidents and a rate of 6.6 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2007, there were 279 accidents and a rate of 6.7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2008, there were 239 accidents and a rate of 5.7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2009, there were 242 accidents and a rate of 6.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2010, there were 238 accidents and a rate of 5.8 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2011, there were 227 accidents and a rate of 5.7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.

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Figure 2. The figure is a bar graph that represents the average number of accidents involving Canadian-registered aircraft by operator and aircraft type for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to the 2011 results.

The average number of airliner aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 7 compared to 3 accidents in 2011.
The average number of commuter aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 41 compared to 35 accidents in 2011.
The average number of air taxi aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 147 compared to 138 accidents in 2011.
The average number of aerial work aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 4 compared to 4 accidents in 2011.
The average number of corporate operated aeroplane accidents in the period from X5 to X9 was 32 compared to 3 accidents in 2011.
The average number of state operated aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 13 compared to 14 accidents in 2011.
The average number of private or other type of operated aeroplane accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 35 compared to 26 accidents in 2011.
The average number of helicopter accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 5 compared to 4 accidents in 2011.
The average number of other aircraft types accidents in the period of 2006 to 2010 was 5 compared to 5 accidents in 2011.

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Figure 3. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities and the number of fatal accidents by year from 2002 to 2011.

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 55 fatalities and 34 fatal accidents.
In 2006, there were 52 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2007, there were 50 fatalities and 33 fatal accidents.
In 2008, there were 51 fatalities and 26 fatal accidents.
In 2009, there were 64 fatalities and 28 fatal accidents.
In 2010, there were 64 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2011, there were 65 fatalities and 30 fatal accidents.

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Figure 4. The figure is a bar graph showing the average number of accidents involving Canadian-registered aircraft by province for the period of 2006 to 2010 compared to the 2011 results.

In Atlantic Canada, there was an average of 41 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 39 accidents in 2011.
In Quebec, there was an average of 30 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 18 accidents in 2011.
In Ontario, there was an average of 17 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 17 accidents in 2011.
In Manitoba, there was an average of 20 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 16 accidents in 2011.
In Saskatchewan, there was an average of 60 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 56 accidents in 2011.
In Alberta, there was an average of 54 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 52 accidents in 2011.
In British Columbia, there was an average of 3 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 3 accidents in 2011. In Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut region, there was an average of 5 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 7 accidents in 2011.
In foreign territory, there was an average of 8 accidents for the period of 2006 to 2010, compared to 7 accidents in 2011.

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Figure 5. The figure is a bar graph representing the aeroplane accidents and fatal accidents by phase of flight for a 10 years period from 2002 to 2011.

From 2002 to 2011, the standing/taxiing phase totaled 191 accidents and 5 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the take-off phase totaled 508 accidents and 51 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the phase en route totaled 347 accidents and 89 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the phase manoeuvering totaled 114 accidents and 26 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the approach phase totaled 287 accidents and 48 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the landing phase totaled 1224 accidents and 28 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the post-impact phase totaled 155 accidents and 82 fatal accidents.

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Figure 6. The figure is a bar graph representing the helicopter accidents and fatal accidents by phase of flight from 2002 to 2011.

From 2002 to 2011, the standing/taxiing phase totaled 45 accidents and 1 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the take-off phase totaled 68 accidents and 10 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the phase en route totaled 92 accidents and 29 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the phase manoeuvering totaled 114 accidents and 23 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the approach phase totaled 49 accidents and 10 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the landing phase totaled 180 accidents and 9 fatal accidents.
From 2002 to 2011, the post-impact phase totaled 46 accidents and 18 fatal accidents.

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Figure 7. The figure is a pie chart that shows the distribution in percentage of reportable incidents by type in 2011.

Declared emergencies represented 17.8% of incidents in 2011.
Risk of collision/Loss of separation represented 40.7% of incidents in 2011.
Engine failures represented 14.1% of incidents in 2011.
Smoke/Fire represented 13% of incidents in 2011.
Collisions represented 1% of incidents in 2011.
Other incident types represented 13.3% of incidents in 2011.

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