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Comforting Statistics and the Reality of Air Safety

Thursday, March 3, 2011 — David Evans

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Comforting Statistics and the Reality of Air Safety

In its latest assessment on the safety of air travel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a lobby group representing more than 230 airlines globally, proclaimed flying is so safe that if one were to take an airline flight every day it would be approximately 4,400 years before one would be involved in a fatal […]

Accidents & Incidents 02.01.11 – 02.12.11

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 02.01.11 – 02.12.11

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 1 Feb Denver CO Tristate Care Flight-operated Beechcraft B200C Super King Air Reg:N39PH Small plane on a medical flight made an emergency landing at the Centennial airport after the gear for the aircraft’s nose failed. 2 Minor 4 Uninjured Aircraft sustained substantial damage. […]

Accident Trend Data Show Improved Safety Still Needed

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 — David Evans

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Accident Trend Data Show Improved Safety Still Needed

While global accident rates continue to decline, it is evident that airports remain enormous “accident factories” for the simple reason that mayhem and wreckage continue to occur in the airport environment. There is encouraging trend data in the latest review of airliner accidents worldwide, as presented in a recent study by the International Air Transport […]

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