Aviation statistics - 2012

Statistical summary aviation occurrences 2012

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Figure 1. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of accidents and accident rates per 100 000 flying hours by year from 2003 to 2012.

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 6.6 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2008, there were 239 accidents and a rate of 5.6 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2009, there were 242 accidents and a rate of 6.3 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2010, there were 238 accidents and a rate of 6 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2011, there were 227 accidents and a rate of 5.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2012, there were 233 accidents and a rate of 5.4 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 2007 to 2011, compared to the 2012 results.

The average number of airliner aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 7 compared to 6 accidents in 2012.
The average number of commuter aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 37 compared to 40 accidents in 2012.
The average number of air taxi aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 146 compared to 143 accidents in 2012.
The average number of aerial work aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 4 compared to 3 accidents in 2012.
The average number of corporate operated aeroplane accidents in the period from 2007 to 2011 was 22 compared to 2 accidents in 2012.
The average number of state operated aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 13 compared to 15 accidents in 2012.
The average number of private or other type of operated aeroplane accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 34 compared to 20 accidents in 2012.
The average number of helicopter accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 5 compared to 5 accidents in 2012.
The average number of other aircraft types accidents in the period of 2007 to 2011 was 5 compared to 5 accidents in 2012.

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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 2003 to 2012.

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 62 fatalities and 30 fatal accidents.
In 2012, there were 54 fatalities and 33 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 2007 to 2011 compared to the 2012 results.

In Atlantic Canada, there was an average of 38 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 46 accidents in 2012.
In Quebec, there was an average of 26 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 30 accidents in 2012.
In Ontario, there was an average of 17 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 8 accidents in 2012.
In Manitoba, there was an average of 20 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 15 accidents in 2012.
In Saskatchewan, there was an average of 61 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 54 accidents in 2012.
In Alberta, there was an average of 55 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 52 accidents in 2012.
In British Columbia, there was an average of 3 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 3 accidents in 2012.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut region, there was an average of 4 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 7 accidents in 2012.
In foreign territory, there was an average of 8 accidents for the period of 2007 to 2011, compared to 8 accidents in 2012.

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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 2003 to 2012.

From 2003 to 2012, the standing/taxiing phase totaled 183 accidents and 5 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the take-off phase totaled 500 accidents and 52 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the phase en route totaled 346 accidents and 89 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the phase manoeuvering totaled 109 accidents and 28 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the approach phase totaled 277 accidents and 50 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the landing phase totaled 1221 accidents and 29 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the post-impact phase totaled 154 accidents and 79 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 2003 to 2012.

From 2003 to 2012, the standing/taxiing phase totaled 45 accidents and 1 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the take-off phase totaled 66 accidents and 11 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the phase en route totaled 94 accidents and 30 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the phase manoeuvering totaled 110 accidents and 22 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the approach phase totaled 46 accidents and 10 fatal accidents.
From 2003 to 2012, the landing phase totaled 162 accidents and 9 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 2012.

Declared emergencies represented 15.9% of incidents in 2012.
Risk of collision/Loss of separation represented 40.9% of incidents in 2012.
Engine failures represented 14.2% of incidents
Smoke/Fire represented 11.2% of incidents in 2012.
Collisions represented 0.8% of incidents in 2012.
Other incident types represented 17.1% of incidents in 2012.

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