Washington.- With 17 fatal accidents of large commercial air transport, 10 less than the yearly average in the last decade, 2013 registered the best safety record in commercial aviation history, which is marking its centennial this year.
In 2013, EASA Member States, which performed approximately 6 million commercial air transport flights, transportingover 800 million passengers, did not report fatal accidents involving large commercial air transport airplanes. While between 2003 and 2012, 703 fatalities were reported yearly worldwide, the number of fatalities in 2013 were 224.
“Europe continues to have one of the strongest safety records in the world, however this positive picture cannot be taken for granted; as traffic over European skies and worldwide increases, we need to continue our efforts to maintain and even improve aviation safety”, said Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA. air transport, fatal accidents, commercial aviation history