Aviation safety: the latest developments

Airline crashes may grab the headlines, but flying is safer than ever. Tom Batchelor finds out why.

The aftermath of an incident at Jacksonville, Florida, when a Miami Air International 737 suffered a night-time runway excursion on landing in a thunderstorm
National Transportation Safety Board

According to Juan Carlos Salazar, ICAO Secretary General, “Air transport is the safest mode of transport, even during the current global circumstances.” Salazar was speaking in August as the organisation released its latest annual safety report – adetailed analysis of civil aviation safety performance covering worldwide operations in 2021.

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