EU wide GA Data survey
Rally 2015

Your help is sought to produce Europe-wide GA data for more informed Regulation.

There is agreement that Europe has no statistical data about the General Aviation (GA) fleet which would allow profound safety and economic analyses. So far most analyses in GA depend on estimates and expert judgement, which is far from ideal and one of the main reasons for a high level of overregulation in the GA industry. In the USA such data exists, generated by both the FAA and the GA User Associations. Consequently, the NALL-report as well as other Safety Analyses and Economic Impact Assessments can be based on statistical facts.

This survey was created in order to collect meaningful statistical Data for European GA. The LAA, working with International AOPA (IAOPA), made a first attempt in 2014 with good success, about 1500 operators and 3500 pilots replied. This data, however,  is outdated, and geographically it covered mainly the European Core Area, so it's time for a new initiative, which we started in a cooperation with the associations EBAA (European Business Aviation Association) and GAMA (General Aviation Manufacturers Association). 

It will take you 10 - 15 minutes to fill out the survey. If you don't have the precise figures at hand, your estimates are sufficient. For operators which operate a fleet of different aircraft types, we recommended to run the survey for each aircraft type. If more than one aircraft of similar type is operated, the survey can be executed with average data for these aircraft in order to save time. For questions you can contact IAOPA under

Your data will be protected and will only be shared with other GA Associations, European and National European Authorities. In order to use the data they will have to confirm to meet the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as the fact that they will  use the data solely for Safety and Economic Analyses. Your data will not be given to other third parties.

We intend to create a representative sample of aircraft operators in order to do a continuous trend-monitoring. If you would like to participate in this project, please enter your contact-details at the end of the survey.

Thank you very much for your time and effort. With your support, you are helping to make General Aviation safer and more economical.

Here is the link to the Survey:


Light Aircraft Association

7th November 2018