Watching this sim of a 777 engine failure on takeoffs got me wondering about RTOs, and how often they occur.
The interest was further driven after reading a comment by N1755L that might underline jeopardy in the process:
If anything is to go wrong with the engines at close to the "not-enough-runway-left-to-safely-stop" point, the pilots have only 10s of thousands of seconds of time to assess the situation and decide which decision is the correct one (attempt a stop, or continue the takeoff and get into the air).
Perhaps that's exaggeration. And surely the majority of rejected takeoffs occur at safer speeds. There appears to be a few similar questions about emergency landings, but nothing on RTOs?
I did find this article from an Aero (Boeing) magazine indicating:
Historically, the RTO maneuver occurs approximately once each 3,000 takeoffs. Because the industry now acknowledges that many RTOs are not reported, however, the actual number may be estimated at 1 in 2,000 takeoffs.
The article appears to rely on data a couple decades old. But wondering if that would be a reasonable estimate today. And, even better, if there's any data on the breakdown of RTOs by speed.
Whatever you've got will be of interest, whether the dataset is confined to specific countries or even airlines.