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Air travel remains safe: IATA
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:38:41 AM »
Air travel remains safe: IATA

Despite the tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, only six aircraft were destroyed beyond repair in the first quarter of this year and that indicated the relative safety of air travelling, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The world’s aviation trade organisation’s data showed that in the quarter, there were 6 hull loss accidents, the equivalent of one accident for every 2.6 million flights.

The hull loss rate of 0.38 (measured in hull losses per 1 million flights) showed an improvement over the five year rate (2010-2014) when the global hull loss rate stood at 0.45.

"Flying is safe. The industry has become so reliable in its safety record that relatively small variations in performance from year to year can skew the numbers. The safety performance over one quarter is insufficient to come to any conclusions. However, as the data fits within the five-year trend of improvement it reassures us that the industry strategy is driving us in the right direction," said Tony Tyler, IATA's director general and CEO.

"Safety is the top focus of aviation professionals day-in and day-out. Yet the recent Germanwings tragedy has reinforced that aviation has no immunity to mental health issues," said Tyler.

The organisation also promised actions conceived after each accident.

Germanwings 9525: IATA is participating in the US Federal Aviation Administration's recently announced Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARC) that is studying pilot emotional and mental health issues.

MH 370: In response to the disappearance of MH 370, IATA supports and is participating in the multi-national normal aircraft tracking implementation initiative (NATII) being led by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

MH 17: Following the shooting down of MH 17, governments and the industry joined together to find ways to reduce the risk of overflying conflict zones. This includes better sharing of critical information about security risks to civil aviation. Additionally, IATA is calling for an international convention to manage the design, manufacture, sale, and deployment of anti-aircraft weaponry.

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