IATA Says Last year was the safest in aviation history

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

In a speech at the AVSEC World in New York, the director of IATA, International Air Transport Association, Tony Tyler, said “The industry’s 2012 record safety performance was the best in history. Each day approximately 100,000 flights arrive safely at their destination.3 billion passengers flew in 2012. There were six crashes and 75 accidents, with the lowest accident rate on record in the west.”

The rate is not the same all over the world, however.

In S. Africa, a plane is ten times more likely to crash than in Latin America.

The speech is located here: http://ht.ly/io0S4

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