The Most Surprising Airline Safety Statistics in 2024

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"The Safety Management System (SMS) has been adopted by all ICAO member states to enhance the safety of international air travel."

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"From 2010 to 2018, 15% of commercial flight accidents were attributed to mechanical failure."

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"In 2019, the most common type of accident for commercial aircraft was runway excursions."

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"The U.S. might have the safest airspace, with the Federal Aviation Administration ensuring stringent regulations."

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"2020 saw a decrease in aviation accidents and fatalities due to the lower number of flights caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."

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"The fatality risk per flight is 1 in 29.4 million flights."

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"94% of passengers survive aircraft accidents, including those involving fire and substantial structural damage."

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"Commercial aviation is one of the safest modes of transportation."

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"The aviation industry has invested billions in safety enhancements and technology improvements since 2000."

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"According to the Aviation Safety Network, there were 240 aviation accidents worldwide in 2018."

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"Modern commercial aircraft are designed to withstand lightning strikes, which occur approximately once per 1,000 flight hours."

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"In 2019, there were 86 accidents involving commercial aircraft worldwide, with eight being fatal accidents."

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"Since 1970, the number of fatal airliner accidents has decreased by over 70%."

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