IATA said Wednesday that 2010 had the lowest ever accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft, although the total number of accidents involving Western and Eastern-built transports as well as the number of fatal accidents and fatalities rose compared to 2009. IATA’s global accident rate is measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jet aircraft. On that basis, the industry achieved a rate of just 0.61 or the equivalent of one accident every 1.6 million ...

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