Chapter VII. Landing Gear System by mgi72364

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									                                                      Chart 10
                                          2008 Active Aircraft Landing Gear




                                                               Retractable Wheels
                                      Fixed Wheels                   34.5%
                                          58.2%




                                                                 N/A   Other
Source: 2008 GA Survey Tables 7.1 & 7.4                  Floats
                                                                1.8%   4.0%
                                                          1.6%
        Table 7.1                   2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                            WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                              BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                         Aircraft     Estimate of    Percent      Estimate of      Percent         Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE         Population         Number     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard             Percent     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard          Percent     Standard
                            Size           Active       Error         w/ Fixed        Error      Active Aircraft       Error        w/ Retrac        Error   Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                      Wheels                           w/ Fixed                      Wheels                       w/ Retrac
                                                                                                       Wheels                                                      Wheels


Fixed Wing

Fixed Wing - Piston

1 Eng: 1-3 Seats         59,655           37,717         4.0           34,777          1.9                 92.2         1.2            1,873         29.2               5.0        18.5

1 Eng: 4+ Seats         129,384          107,781         2.1           70,169          3.7                 65.1         3.1           35,216          7.4              32.7         6.1

1 Engine: Total         189,039          145,497         2.7          104,946          3.4                 72.1         2.6           37,089          9.4              25.5         7.3

2 Eng: 1-6 Seats         15,654           12,353         1.6              394         18.9                  3.2        14.9           11,900          0.7              96.3         0.5

2 Eng: 7+ Seats            6,421           5,163         1.2              236         12.5                  4.6        10.1            4,911          0.6              95.1         0.5

2 Engine: Total          22,074           17,515         1.5              631         16.5                  3.6        13.1           16,810          0.7              96.0         0.5

Piston: Total           211,113          163,013         2.4          105,577          3.7                 64.8         2.9           53,899          7.2              33.1         5.6




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        Table 7.1                      2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                               WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                                 BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                            Aircraft     Estimate of    Percent      Estimate of      Percent         Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE            Population         Number     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard             Percent     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard          Percent     Standard
                               Size           Active       Error         w/ Fixed        Error      Active Aircraft       Error        w/ Retrac        Error   Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                         Wheels                           w/ Fixed                      Wheels                       w/ Retrac
                                                                                                          Wheels                                                      Wheels


Fixed Wing - Turboprop

1 Engine: Total               3,658           3,450         0.3            1,807          1.1                 52.4         1.0            1,598          1.2              46.3         1.1

2 Eng: 1-12 Seats             4,932           4,603         0.3              143          7.4                  3.1         6.9            4,425          0.3              96.1         0.2

2 Eng: 13+ Seats                976             853         0.5                32         7.0                  3.8         6.1              821          0.3              96.2         0.2

2 Engine: Total               5,908           5,456         0.4              175          7.3                  3.2         6.8            5,246          0.3              96.1         0.2

Turboprop: Total              9,566           8,906         0.3            1,982          2.3                 22.3         2.2            6,844          0.7              76.8         0.6

Fixed Wing - Turbojet

Turbojet: Total             12,063           11,042         0.3              213          8.1                  1.9         7.4           10,829          0.2              98.1         0.1

Fixed Wing: Total          232,743          182,961         1.7          107,772          3.1                 58.9         2.4           71,572          4.6              39.1         3.7




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          Table 7.1                   2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                              WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                                BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                           Aircraft     Estimate of    Percent      Estimate of      Percent         Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE           Population         Number     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard             Percent     Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard          Percent     Standard
                              Size           Active       Error         w/ Fixed        Error      Active Aircraft       Error        w/ Retrac        Error   Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                        Wheels                           w/ Fixed                      Wheels                       w/ Retrac
                                                                                                         Wheels                                                      Wheels


Rotorcraft

Piston                       5,185           3,498         1.0              250          6.6                  7.1         4.4              101         10.6               2.9         7.2

1 Eng: Turbine               5,759           5,007         0.4              242          4.8                  4.8         4.2                91         7.9               1.8         6.9

Multi-Eng: Turbine           1,563           1,371         0.3              350          1.6                 25.5         1.4              715          0.9              52.1         0.8

Turbine: Total               7,322           6,378         0.4              592          3.3                  9.3         2.8              806          2.7              12.6         2.4

Rotorcraft: Total          12,507            9,876         0.6              842          4.3                  8.5         3.4              906          4.1               9.2         3.2

Other Aircraft

Gliders                      3,110           1,914         1.0            1,009          1.5                 52.7         0.9              891          1.7              46.6         1.1

Lighter-than-air             6,580           3,738         2.0                71        21.9                  1.9        12.4                24        37.7               0.7        21.4

Other Aircraft: Total        9,690           5,652         1.5            1,080          4.9                 19.1         2.9              916          5.4              16.2         3.2




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           Table 7.1                                       2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                                                                         WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                                                                                BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                                              Aircraft           Estimate of           Percent             Estimate of             Percent              Estimate of             Percent      Estimate of      Percent      Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                              Population               Number            Standard           Active Aircraft          Standard                  Percent            Standard    Active Aircraft   Standard          Percent     Standard
                                                 Size                 Active              Error                w/ Fixed               Error           Active Aircraft              Error        w/ Retrac        Error   Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                                                               Wheels                                       w/ Fixed                             Wheels                       w/ Retrac
                                                                                                                                                            Wheels                                                             Wheels


Experimental

Amateur                                          36,032                19,767                 2.5                  15,465                 1.9                      78.2             1.1            3,194          8.4              16.2         4.6

Exhibition                                        3,079                  2,096                1.0                      667                2.5                      31.8             1.7            1,377          1.2              65.7         0.8

Other                                             2,195                  1,501                1.0                      442                2.7                      29.5             1.9              904          1.4              60.3         1.0

Experimental: Total                              41,306                23,364                 2.1                  16,574                 2.1                      70.9             1.2            5,475          5.8              23.4         3.3

Light-sport                                       9,842                  6,811                1.2                    6,707                0.3                      98.5             0.2                 0                           0.0


Total All Aircraft                             306,087               228,663                  1.6                132,975                  2.7                      58.2             2.0           78,869          4.4              34.5         3.3


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.

Light-sport includes aircraft with Special or Experimental air worthiness certification as well as light-sport aircraft for which air worthiness certificates are not final.




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         Table 7.2              2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                                 WITH A FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                               BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                       Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of      Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE              Annual    Standard    Hours Flown      Standard      Percent of    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard
                      Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft        Error   Hours Flown         Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error
                                                     w/ Fixed                   by Aircraft                  w/ Retrac                  by Aircraft
                                                      Wheels                      w/ Fixed                     Wheels                    w/ Retrac
                                                                                   Wheels                                                  Wheels


Fixed Wing

Fixed Wing - Piston

1 Eng: 1-3 Seats        2,712,513         4.7      2,526,013           4.3            93.1         4.3         97,638         26.1             3.6        26.1

1 Eng: 4+ Seats        10,033,457         2.7      7,249,454           4.7            72.3         4.7      2,558,393          9.5            25.5         9.5

1 Engine: Total        12,745,971         2.5      9,775,468           4.7            76.7         4.7      2,656,031         10.3            20.8        10.3

2 Eng: 1-6 Seats        1,483,635         5.1         30,055          23.9             2.0        23.9      1,451,494          2.7            97.8         2.7

2 Eng: 7+ Seats           844,373         3.7         38,714          10.3             4.6        10.3        802,747          2.3            95.1         2.3

2 Engine: Total         2,328,007         3.4         68,769          16.3             3.0        16.3      2,254,241          2.6            96.8         2.6

Piston: Total          15,073,978         2.1      9,844,237           4.8            65.3         4.8      4,910,272          6.9            32.6         6.9




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         Table 7.2                 2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                                    WITH A FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                  BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                          Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of      Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                 Annual    Standard    Hours Flown      Standard      Percent of    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard
                         Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft        Error   Hours Flown         Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error
                                                        w/ Fixed                   by Aircraft                  w/ Retrac                  by Aircraft
                                                         Wheels                      w/ Fixed                     Wheels                    w/ Retrac
                                                                                      Wheels                                                  Wheels


Fixed Wing - Turboprop

1 Engine: Total            1,070,395         1.5        751,097           1.1            70.2         1.1        311,099          2.5            29.1         2.5

2 Eng: 1-12 Seats          1,153,970         2.1         32,193           7.8             2.8         7.8      1,105,076          1.3            95.8         1.3

2 Eng: 13+ Seats             232,398         4.0           9,507          5.8             4.1         5.8        222,891          1.2            95.9         1.2

2 Engine: Total            1,386,368         1.9         41,701           7.3             3.0         7.3      1,327,967          1.3            95.8         1.3

Turboprop: Total           2,456,763         1.2        792,798           1.7            32.3         1.7      1,639,066          1.5            66.7         1.5

Fixed Wing - Turbojet

Turbojet: Total            3,599,767         0.8         60,148           8.7             1.7         8.7      3,539,618          1.0            98.3         1.0

Fixed Wing: Total         21,130,507         1.4     10,697,183           4.4            50.6         4.4     10,088,957          3.8            47.7         3.8




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          Table 7.2               2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                                   WITH A FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                 BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                         Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of      Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                Annual    Standard    Hours Flown      Standard      Percent of    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard
                        Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft        Error   Hours Flown         Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error
                                                       w/ Fixed                   by Aircraft                  w/ Retrac                  by Aircraft
                                                        Wheels                      w/ Fixed                     Wheels                    w/ Retrac
                                                                                     Wheels                                                  Wheels


Rotorcraft

Piston                      751,334         3.5         38,609           6.4             5.1         6.4         16,033          9.8             2.1         9.8

1 Eng: Turbine            1,921,364         1.2         85,021           4.7             4.4         4.7         30,588          8.0             1.6         8.0

Multi-Eng: Turbine          549,096         1.7        151,642           1.5            27.6         1.5        300,014          1.1            54.6         1.1

Turbine: Total            2,470,460         1.0        236,663           2.9             9.6         2.9        330,602          2.4            13.4         2.4

Rotorcraft: Total         3,221,794         1.2        275,272           3.5             8.5         3.5        346,635          2.9            10.8         2.9

Other Aircraft

Gliders                      95,624         5.2         52,130           1.3            54.5         1.3         43,026          1.5            45.0         1.5

Lighter-than-air            113,018        13.5         24,837           1.1            22.0         1.1           4,033         3.9             3.6         3.9

Other Aircraft: Total       208,642         6.7         76,966           1.6            36.9         1.6         47,060          2.5            22.6         2.5




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            Table 7.2                                     2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                                                                   WITH A FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                                                                          BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                                           Estimate of          Percent            Estimate of          Percent           Estimate of          Percent            Estimate of       Percent     Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                                  Annual          Standard           Hours Flown          Standard            Percent of         Standard           Hours Flown       Standard      Percent of    Standard
                                          Hours Flown              Error            by Aircraft            Error         Hours Flown              Error            by Aircraft         Error   Hours Flown         Error
                                                                                      w/ Fixed                             by Aircraft                              w/ Retrac                    by Aircraft
                                                                                       Wheels                                w/ Fixed                                 Wheels                      w/ Retrac
                                                                                                                              Wheels                                                                Wheels


Experimental

Amateur                                         872,024                3.0              689,798                2.2                  79.1              2.2              150,509          4.7            17.3         4.7

Exhibition                                        91,910               4.0               26,114                2.3                  28.4              2.3               63,872          1.3            69.5         1.3

Other                                           191,532                7.1               44,372                2.8                  23.2              2.8              117,263          1.5            61.2         1.5

Experimental: Total                           1,155,466                3.1              760,285                2.3                  65.8              2.3              331,644          3.1            28.7         3.1

Light-sport                                     292,965                4.6              282,218                1.5                  96.3              1.5                      0                        0.0


Total All Aircraft                          26,009,375                 1.1          12,091,924                 3.9                  46.5              3.9         10,814,295            3.4            41.6         3.4


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.

Light-sport includes aircraft with Special or Experimental air worthiness certification as well as light-sport aircraft for which air worthiness certificates are not final.




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             Table 7.3                      2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI ACTIVE AIRCRAFT
                                  AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                              BY AGE OF AIRCRAFT




AGE OF AIRCRAFT                      Estimate of                   Percent         Estimate of     Percent
                                     Total Active                 Standard         Total Active   Standard
    (YEARS           (BUILT)             Aircraft                     Error            Aircraft       Error
     OLD)                               w/ Fixed                                     w/ Retrac
                                         Wheels                                        Wheels


1     to     5   2004    - 2008          18,269                        1.1               6,306         2.7

6     to   10    1999    - 2003          10,191                        2.5               6,579         3.6

11    to   15    1994    - 1998            3,772                       3.0               3,746         3.0

16    to   20    1989    - 1993            2,509                       2.9               2,871         2.6

21    to   25    1984    - 1988            3,083                       3.2               4,089         2.5

26    to   30    1979    - 1983          12,894                        3.6             14,408          3.3

31    to   35    1974    - 1978          24,203                        3.5             15,764          5.3

36    to   40    1969    - 1973          12,944                        3.2               6,447         6.3

41    to   45    1964    - 1968          17,912                        3.5               7,578         8.1

46    to   50    1959    - 1963            6,279                       4.8               5,235         5.7




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               Table 7.3                                   2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI ACTIVE AIRCRAFT
                                                 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT WITH FIXED OR RETRACTABLE WHEELS
                                                                             BY AGE OF AIRCRAFT




AGE OF AIRCRAFT                                     Estimate of                   Percent         Estimate of     Percent
                                                    Total Active                 Standard         Total Active   Standard
   (YEARS              (BUILT)                          Aircraft                     Error            Aircraft       Error
    OLD)                                               w/ Fixed                                     w/ Retrac
                                                        Wheels                                        Wheels


51    to       55    1954   - 1958                        5,091                       3.5               2,555         6.5

56    to       60    1949   - 1953                        3,075                       3.5               1,257         8.0

Over 60                     - 1948                      12,752                        3.2               2,034        19.1


Total All Aircraft                                     132,975                        2.7             78,869          4.4


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.




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       Table 7.4            2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                              WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                    BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                         Aircraft   Estimate of    Percent   Estimate of       Percent    Estimate of      Percent    Estimate of     Percent    Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE         Population       Number     Standard Active Aircraft    Standard        Percent     Standard Active Aircraft   Standard        Percent     Standard
                            Size         Active       Error      w/Floats         Error Active Aircraft       Error      w/Other         Error Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                                              w/Floats              Landing Gear                     w/Other
                                                                                                                                               Landing Gear


Fixed Wing

Fixed Wing - Piston

1 Eng: 1-3 Seats         59,655         37,717         4.0            740         47.2             2.0        29.8            327        71.3             0.9        45.1

1 Eng: 4+ Seats         129,384        107,781         2.1          2,003         37.2             1.9        31.0            392        84.7             0.4        70.6

1 Engine: Total         189,039        145,497         2.7          2,743         39.9             1.9        30.7            719        78.4             0.5        60.4

2 Eng: 1-6 Seats         15,654         12,353         1.6             43         58.4             0.3        46.1             16        95.2             0.1        75.2

2 Eng: 7+ Seats            6,421         5,163         1.2             13         55.3             0.2        44.4              3       111.3             0.1        89.5

2 Engine: Total          22,074         17,515         1.5             55         56.7             0.3        45.0             19        96.4             0.1        76.5

Piston: Total           211,113        163,013         2.4          2,799         38.3             1.7        29.6            738        75.1             0.5        58.0




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       Table 7.4               2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                 WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                       BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                            Aircraft   Estimate of    Percent   Estimate of       Percent    Estimate of      Percent    Estimate of     Percent    Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE            Population       Number     Standard Active Aircraft    Standard        Percent     Standard Active Aircraft   Standard        Percent     Standard
                               Size         Active       Error      w/Floats         Error Active Aircraft       Error      w/Other         Error Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                                                 w/Floats              Landing Gear                     w/Other
                                                                                                                                                  Landing Gear


Fixed Wing - Turboprop

1 Engine: Total               3,658         3,450         0.3             34         11.1             1.0        10.5             11        20.2             0.3        19.0

2 Eng: 1-12 Seats             4,932         4,603         0.3             10         27.8             0.2        26.0             25        17.9             0.5        16.7

2 Eng: 13+ Seats                976           853         0.5              0                          0.0                          0                         0.0

2 Engine: Total               5,908         5,456         0.4             10         30.5             0.2        28.2             25        19.7             0.5        18.2

Turboprop: Total              9,566         8,906         0.3             45         17.5             0.5        16.3             36        19.7             0.4        18.3

Fixed Wing - Turbojet

Turbojet: Total             12,063         11,042         0.3              0                          0.0                          0                         0.0

Fixed Wing: Total          232,743        182,961         1.7          2,843         29.6             1.6        23.3            774        57.1             0.4        44.9




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          Table 7.4           2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                      BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                           Aircraft   Estimate of    Percent   Estimate of       Percent    Estimate of      Percent    Estimate of     Percent    Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE           Population       Number     Standard Active Aircraft    Standard        Percent     Standard Active Aircraft   Standard        Percent     Standard
                              Size         Active       Error      w/Floats         Error Active Aircraft       Error      w/Other         Error Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                                                w/Floats              Landing Gear                     w/Other
                                                                                                                                                 Landing Gear


Rotorcraft

Piston                       5,185         3,498         1.0             45         16.0             1.3        10.8          2,972         0.8            85.0         0.5

1 Eng: Turbine               5,759         5,007         0.4             48         11.0             1.0         9.5          4,589         0.3            91.7         0.3

Multi-Eng: Turbine           1,563         1,371         0.3              0                          0.0                        306         1.7            22.3         1.5

Turbine: Total               7,322         6,378         0.4             48         12.0             0.8        10.4          4,896         0.6            76.8         0.5

Rotorcraft: Total          12,507          9,876         0.6             93         13.4             0.9        10.5          7,867         0.7            79.7         0.5

Other Aircraft

Gliders                      3,110         1,914         1.0              0                          0.0                          6        30.1             0.3        18.5

Lighter-than-air             6,580         3,738         2.0             12         54.1             0.3        30.7             34        32.0             0.9        18.2

Other Aircraft: Total        9,690         5,652         1.5             12         52.2             0.2        30.4             39        28.6             0.7        16.7




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          Table 7.4                             2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI POPULATION SIZE, ACTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT
                                                                                                    WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                                                                    BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                                           Aircraft         Estimate of            Percent   Estimate of                    Percent    Estimate of                  Percent    Estimate of     Percent    Estimate of      Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                           Population             Number             Standard Active Aircraft                 Standard        Percent                 Standard Active Aircraft   Standard        Percent     Standard
                                              Size               Active               Error      w/Floats                      Error Active Aircraft                   Error      w/Other         Error Active Aircraft       Error
                                                                                                                                           w/Floats                          Landing Gear                     w/Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Landing Gear


Experimental

Amateur                                      36,032               19,767                  2.5                  472               23.4                   2.4              12.9          375        26.4             1.9        14.5

Exhibition                                    3,079                 2,096                 1.0                     6              30.6                   0.3              20.8           25        15.5             1.2        10.5

Other                                         2,195                 1,501                 1.0                    50                9.5                  3.3                6.5          93         6.8             6.2         4.7

Experimental: Total                          41,306               23,364                  2.1                  529               21.1                   2.3              11.9          493        21.8             2.1        12.4

Light-sport                                   9,842                 6,811                 1.2                    92              18.3                   1.3              12.7           12        50.5             0.2        35.0


Total All Aircraft                         306,087               228,663                  1.6               3,568                25.3                   1.6              18.9        9,186        15.6             4.0        11.6


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.

Light-sport includes aircraft with Special or Experimental air worthiness certification as well as light-sport aircraft for which air worthiness certificates are not final.




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       Table 7.5              2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI   TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                       WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                              BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                       Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE              Annual    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard     Hours Flown     Standard       Percent of    Standard
                      Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error      by Aircraft       Error    Hours Flown         Error
                                                    w/ Floats                  by Aircraft                   w/ Other                    by Aircraft
                                                                                w/ Floats                Landing Gear                     w/ Other
                                                                                                                                      Landing Gear


Fixed Wing

Fixed Wing - Piston

1 Eng: 1-3 Seats        2,712,513         4.7         60,321         26.6             2.2        26.6          28,541         37.3              1.1        37.3

1 Eng: 4+ Seats        10,033,457         2.7        197,274         29.6             2.0        29.6          28,336         91.1              0.3        91.1

1 Engine: Total        12,745,971         2.5        257,594         28.9             2.0        28.9          56,878         67.0              0.4        67.0

2 Eng: 1-6 Seats        1,483,635         5.1           1,365       172.9             0.1       172.9              720       201.3              0.0       201.3

2 Eng: 7+ Seats           844,373         3.7           2,535        36.4             0.3        36.4              376       122.0              0.0       122.0

2 Engine: Total         2,328,007         3.4           3,900        84.9             0.2        84.9            1,096       178.0              0.0       178.0

Piston: Total          15,073,978         2.1        261,494         29.5             1.7        29.5          57,974         68.4              0.4        68.4




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       Table 7.5                 2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI   TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                          WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                 BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                          Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                 Annual    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard     Hours Flown     Standard       Percent of    Standard
                         Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error      by Aircraft       Error    Hours Flown         Error
                                                       w/ Floats                  by Aircraft                   w/ Other                    by Aircraft
                                                                                   w/ Floats                Landing Gear                     w/ Other
                                                                                                                                         Landing Gear


Fixed Wing - Turboprop

1 Engine: Total            1,070,395         1.5           4,174        27.0             0.4          27            4,025        15.5              0.4        15.5

2 Eng: 1-12 Seats          1,153,970         2.1           6,202        10.9             0.5        10.9          10,499         10.0              0.9        10.0

2 Eng: 13+ Seats             232,398         4.0               0                         0.0                            0                          0.0

2 Engine: Total            1,386,368         1.9           6,202        12.0             0.4          12          10,499         11.0              0.8        11.0

Turboprop: Total           2,456,763         1.2         10,376         19.5             0.4        19.5          14,523         12.4              0.6        12.4

Fixed Wing - Turbojet

Turbojet: Total            3,599,767         0.8               0                         0.0                            0                          0.0

Fixed Wing: Total         21,130,507         1.4        271,870         28.3             1.3        28.3          72,497         55.5              0.3        55.5




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          Table 7.5             2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI   TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                         WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                         Estimate of    Percent     Estimate of     Percent     Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent      Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                Annual    Standard    Hours Flown     Standard      Percent of    Standard     Hours Flown     Standard       Percent of    Standard
                        Hours Flown        Error     by Aircraft       Error   Hours Flown         Error      by Aircraft       Error    Hours Flown         Error
                                                      w/ Floats                  by Aircraft                   w/ Other                    by Aircraft
                                                                                  w/ Floats                Landing Gear                     w/ Other
                                                                                                                                        Landing Gear


Rotorcraft

Piston                      751,334         3.5           8,105        12.9             1.1        12.9         666,936          1.3             88.8         1.3

1 Eng: Turbine            1,921,364         1.2         15,462         11.4             0.8        11.4       1,779,936          1.0             92.6         1.0

Multi-Eng: Turbine          549,096         1.7               0                         0.0                      97,441          2.1             17.7         2.1

Turbine: Total            2,470,460         1.0         15,462         12.6             0.6        12.6       1,877,377          1.0             76.0         1.0

Rotorcraft: Total         3,221,794         1.2         23,567         13.6             0.7        13.6       2,544,312          1.2             79.0         1.2

Other Aircraft

Gliders                      95,624         5.2               0                         0.0                          181        28.4              0.2        28.4

Lighter-than-air            113,018        13.5             451        24.5             0.4        24.5            1,158        16.1              1.0        16.1

Other Aircraft: Total       208,642         6.7             451        29.6             0.2        29.6            1,340        18.1              0.6        18.1




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          Table 7.5                              2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI           TOTAL ANNUAL HOURS AND PERCENT HOURS FLOWN
                                                                                  WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                                                  BY AIRCRAFT TYPE




                                      Estimate of          Percent          Estimate of         Percent          Estimate of          Percent         Estimate of          Percent      Estimate of     Percent
AIRCRAFT TYPE                             Annual          Standard         Hours Flown         Standard           Percent of         Standard        Hours Flown          Standard       Percent of    Standard
                                     Hours Flown              Error          by Aircraft           Error        Hours Flown              Error         by Aircraft            Error    Hours Flown         Error
                                                                              w/ Floats                           by Aircraft                           w/ Other                         by Aircraft
                                                                                                                   w/ Floats                        Landing Gear                          w/ Other
                                                                                                                                                                                      Landing Gear


Experimental

Amateur                                    872,024                3.0             15,683             17.3                    1.8           17.3              10,807            22.3             1.2        22.3

Exhibition                                   91,910               4.0                 196            29.5                    0.2           29.5                1,182            9.6             1.3         9.6

Other                                      191,532                7.1               4,322              9.7                   2.3             9.7             25,410             2.3            13.3         2.3

Experimental: Total                      1,155,466                3.1             20,202             15.6                    1.7           15.6              37,399             8.1             3.2         8.1

Light-sport                                292,965                4.6             10,435               4.8                   3.6             4.8                 312           58.9             0.1        58.9


Total All Aircraft                     26,009,375                 1.1            326,525             23.7                    1.3           23.7          2,655,860              4.7            10.2         4.7


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.

Light-sport includes aircraft with Special or Experimental air worthiness certification as well as light-sport aircraft for which air worthiness certificates are not final.




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             Table 7.6                                                 AIRCRAFT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF
                                    2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI ACTIVE
                                           AIRCRAFT WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                         BY AGE OF AIRCRAFT




AGE OF AIRCRAFT                             Estimate of                   Percent               Estimate of     Percent
                                            Total Active                 Standard               Total Active   Standard
    (YEARS           (BUILT)                    Aircraft                     Error                  Aircraft       Error
     OLD)                                     w/ Floats                                            w/ Other
                                                                                              Landing Gear


1     to     5   2004    -   2008                   458                      11.4                     2,187         5.1

6     to   10    1999    -   2003                    73                      42.3                     1,333         9.6

11    to   15    1994    -   1998                   106                      22.7                     1,040         6.9

16    to   20    1989    -   1993                    27                      34.8                       852         5.8

21    to   25    1984    -   1988                    94                      23.3                       395        11.1

26    to   30    1979    -   1983                   699                      20.6                       839        18.8

31    to   35    1974    -   1978                   613                      33.6                       550        35.5

36    to   40    1969    -   1973                   129                      54.3                       468        28.2

41    to   45    1964    -   1968                   310                      47.1                       474        37.9

46    to   50    1959    -   1963                   160                      43.3                       207        38.0




                                                           Page 7 - 20
               Table 7.6                                                            AIRCRAFT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF
                                                 2008 GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR TAXI ACTIVE
                                                        AIRCRAFT WITH FLOATS OR OTHER LANDING GEAR SYSTEM
                                                                                      BY AGE OF AIRCRAFT




AGE OF AIRCRAFT                                          Estimate of                   Percent               Estimate of     Percent
                                                         Total Active                 Standard               Total Active   Standard
   (YEARS                (BUILT)                             Aircraft                     Error                  Aircraft       Error
    OLD)                                                   w/ Floats                                            w/ Other
                                                                                                           Landing Gear


51    to       55    1954    -    1958                           387                      19.3                       661        14.6

56    to       60    1949    -    1953                           302                      18.4                        97        33.2

Over 60                      -    1948                           212                      63.3                        83       101.4


Total All Aircraft                                             3,568                      25.3                     9,186        15.6


Table Notes:

Columns may not add to totals due to rounding.




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