EASA SAYS AIR SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

THE EUROPEAN Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released preliminary 2012 aviation safety data showing a further improvement in worldwide safety levels. It says the number of fatal commercial aviation accidents decreased from 46 in 2011 to 39 in 2012. And regarding passenger air transport, it fell from 17 in 2011 to 11 in 2012. “The number of passenger fatalities in air transport operations has continued at historically low levels, whilst there was a slight increase from 335 in2011 to 341 in 2012, this is significantly lower than the 657 fatalities in 2010,” ...


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