Global airline safety performance has improved in all regions this year, except Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, according to IATA. “As of the end of November, the global safety performance is at the best-ever level recorded, and [western-built hull losses] is 49% better than the same time last year,” IATA SVP-safety, operations and infrastructure Gunther Matschnigg told reporters in Geneva. IATA said that 12% of all accidents involved ...

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