Last year was the safest in history to fly commercially, IATA reported, though some developing regions lag the low accident rates achieved in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. As measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets, the global accident rate in 2011 was 0.37, or one accident for every 2.7 million flights, IATA said Tuesday. That was 39% improved over an accident rate of 0.61 in 2010 (one accident for every 1.6 million flights) (ATW Daily News, Feb. ...

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