Although Asia Pacific airlines reported no major accidents involving large western-built commercial aircraft in 2015, regional airline body the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said safety in the turboprop sector faces "particular challenges." AAPA reported that 2015 has been the safest year ever for commercial aviation in the region, but DG Andrew Herdman noted that Asia Pacific , which has a significant number of operators running small turboprop operations, could ...

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