IATA has releases its 2019 Safety Report showing continuing improvements in airline safety compared to 2018 and to the preceding five years.
All major 2019 safety performance indicators improved compared to 2018 and to the average of the 2014-2018 period.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO, commented: “The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is aviation’s highest priority. The release of the 2019 Safety Report is a reminder that even as aviation faces its deepest crisis, we are committed to making aviation even safer. Based on the 2019 fatality risk, on average, a passenger could take a flight every day for 535 years before experiencing an accident with one fatality on board. But we know that one accident is one too many. Every fatality is a tragedy and it is vital that we learn the correct lessons to make aviation even safer.”
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