IATA’s latest safety figures show commercial-airline accident rates increased in 2018, up from a record low in 2017, although long-term trends remain positive. In 2018, IATA recorded 1.35 accidents per million flights, up from 1.11 in 2017. However, the 2018 performance was better than the five-year average of 1.79 for 2013-2017. “Last year some 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. 2018 was not the extraordinary year that 2017 was. However, flying is ...

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