One accident for every 1.6 million flights

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the aviation safety performance for 2010 showing that the year’s accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft as the lowest in aviation history. The 2010 global accident rate was 0.61. That is equal to one accident for every 1.6 million flights. That is good news for us that like to take to the sky.

Quick facts:

  • 2.4 billion people flew safely on 36.8 million flights
  • 94 accidents (all aircraft types, Eastern and Western built) compared to 90 in 2009
  • 23 fatal accidents compared to 18 in 2009
  • 786 fatalities compared to 685 in 2009.

 

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