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IATA recorded a Significant Fall in Air Accidents in 2012

Jun 5, 2013 14:46 IST

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on 4 June 2013 announced that it has recorded a major dip in air accidents with a huge decline in accident rate worldwide. IATA asked all the airlines across the world to become a part of the continuous safety monitoring system. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the three-day annual general meeting.

As per the records in 2012, western-built jet hull loss rate was 0.20 per million sectors flown was recorded for the carriers on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry and IATA member airline accident rate was 0.00. This is 77% improvement in the accident rate over the last 10 years. As per the latest data, the total rate of accident of IOSA-registered airlines across the world was 4.3 times better than the rate of non-IOSA carriers.

IATA’s six point safety program encompasses safety data management and analysis, flying operations, maintenance operations, safety management systems, infrastructure safety and safety auditing (IOSA/ISAGO).

Regional Industry Accident rates Western-built jets-IATA and non-IATA Hull Losses/million sectors

Region 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Africa 4.31 4.09 2.12 9.94 7.41 3.27 3.71
Asia Pacific 0.67 2.76 0.58 0.86 0.80 0.25 0.48
Russia & CIS 8.60 0.00 6.43 0.00 0.00 1.06 0.00
Europe 0.32 0.29 0.42 0.45 0.45 0.00 0.15
Latin America 1.80 1.61 2.55 0.00 1.87 1.28 0.42
MENA 0.00 1.08 1.89 3.32 0.72 2.02 0.00
North America 0.49 0.09 0.58 0.41 0.10 0.10 0.00
North Asia 0.00 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.34 0.00 0.00
Industry 0.65 0.75 0.81 0.71 0.61 0.37 0.20
Summary of Accidents IATA and non-IATA airlines

Accident Summary
(IATA and non-IATA airlines)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Fatal Accidents 20 20 23 18 23 22 15
Fatalities* 855 692 502 685 786 486 41

Hull losses /Million Sectors (Western-built jets, IATA & Non-IATA)

Year

Hull Loss Rate

2003

0.87

2004

0.80

2005

0.77

2006

0.65

2007

0.75

2008

0.81

2009

0.71

2010

0.61

2011

0.37

2012

0.20

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