According to datas from The Aviation Safety Network (ASN). 2017 was the safest year for the airline industry by the time this topic is made. The accident statistics showing an extremely low total of 10 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 44 fatalities. With 10 accidents, each 5 for both Cargo and Passengers flights. Given the expected worldwide air traffic of about 36,800,000 flights, the accident rate is one fatal passenger flight accident per 7,360,000 flights.
The low number of accidents comes as no surprise, according to ASN President Harro Ranter: “Since 1997 the average number of airliner accidents has shown a steady and persistent decline, for a great deal thanks to the continuing safety-driven efforts by international aviation organisations such as ICAO, IATA, Flight Safety Foundation and the aviation industry.”
This is an awesome news for the airline industry. As this statistic shows an improvement in terms of safety in the airline industry from year to year. There were no recorded airliner crash in 2017, unlike in previous years. As the last fatal passenger jet airliner accident recorded by ASN was happening in 28 Nov. 2016, with La Mia’s Avro RJ85 in Colombia. Share your thoughts of the news here ;)
I do hope in 2018, we can make a significant improvement to push the safety of airline industry from 2017 :D