March 6, 2023

The recently launched FAA General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey quantifies how operators use their GA aircraft and the hours flown, while also looking at accident rates and the success of safety initiatives.

The confidential survey also measures GA’s contribution to employment and the economy, determines infrastructure and service funding, and assesses the consequences of regulatory changes.

“Participation is voluntary, but NBAA vigorously encourages its members to represent the many facets of business aviation by contributing to the 45th annual FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey,” said NBAA Director of Safety and Flight Operations Mark Larsen, CAM. “Now underway, the survey is the only FAA source of information on the GA fleet for calendar year 2022.”

With an email or postcard, the FAA invites more than 80,000 aircraft owners – roughly 30% of the general aviation fleet – to invest 10-15 minutes to complete the online survey. A mailed survey, with postage-paid return envelope also is available.

For operators who own more than three aircraft, there is an abbreviated survey form available from Tetra Tech. Email for more information. Owners who did not fly their aircraft in 2022 should still respond to the survey because that could be equally useful information.

The information survey participants provide will be used solely for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.

Operators who have questions or need more information, may contact Tetra Tech at 800-826-1797 or