No matter howyou look at aviation safety data for Africa, the picture is not pretty. Last year the continent’s airlines had the world’s highest hull loss rate for Western-built jets at 9.94 per 1 million sectors and the highest total accident rate for all aircraft at 12.24 per 1 million sectors, according to IATA. These are 12 times and five times the world average respectively. The association also reported that African and Middle Eastern carriers accounted for just 8% of ...

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