IATA member airlines had their safest year in history in 2012, with no hull-loss accidents on Western-built jets. It was the third consecutive year that the airline industry has scored a record safety performance. Briefing journalists earlier in December, when it had safety statistics for the year up to Nov. 30, IATA senior VP safety, operations & infrastructure Gűnther Matschnigg said it was a “remarkable” achievement, with one accident per 5.3 million flights across the ...

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