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Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA

Posted : 20 April 2018 10:34:36 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036.


Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, "Over the next 20 years, we expect to see a near doubling of passengers from the approximately 4 billion who traveled in 2017. Managing this growth, while making aviation even safer than it already is, will be a massive undertaking."


De Juniac noted that 2017 was a very strong year for safety. There were no fatal accidents involving jet passenger aircraft and the fatal accident rate was 0.14 per million flights--the equivalent of one fatal accident for every 6.7 million flights--according, to IATA’s just released 2017 Safety Report.


"If we look at it another way--using fatality risk--on average, a person would have to travel by air every day for 6,033 years before experiencing an accident in which at least one passenger was killed. Yet we still have accidents, so we know there is room for improvement. Each fatality is a tragedy. And that rededicates everyone in the aviation industry to our common goal of having every flight take-off and land safely," said de Juniac.

Tags : #Global Standards, # More Data Use, # Key to Safely, # Managing Future Demand, # IATA,

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