Aviation Industry

IATA: 40m safe flights in 2016 but reports on accident investigation too haphazard

Abril 25, 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says 2016 saw a mammoth 40 million safe flights but urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety in the industry.

Speaking at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General says, “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. That’s an achievement that we can all be proud of. And it was made possible by a framework that incorporates respect for global standards, cooperation and the value of data.”

‘Global standards and effective use of data’

However de Juniac identified air accident investigations as a key area where greater cooperation on global standards is needed, saying an analysis of 1000 air accidents shows only 300 of them had accident reports available.

“Global standards exist, but they are not being applied universally. The investigation process is one of our most important learning tools when building global standards,” he says.

“To learn from an accident, we need reports that are complete, accessible and timely. We also need states to fully respect the standards and processes enshrined in global agreements for participation in the investigation by all specified parties.”

De Juniac also called for increased dialogue between regulators and industry to ensure that industry experience and know-how is incorporated into new regulations and standards.

De Juniac said while the industry had a common interest there was far too little cooperative consultation, referring to the US an UK ban on electronic devices in March 2017…

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