Safety Initiatives Updates
As of June 30, 2012 the global accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) is 0.26, the equivalent of one accident per 3.85 million flights.
- This is a nominal improvement over this time last year when the accident rate was 0.27, the equivalent of one accident per 3.70 million flights.
- Africa, however, continues to struggle. As such, IATA co-hosted with ICAO a Safety Summit in May 2012 with partners AFRAA, ASECNA, AASA, AFCAC, ACI Africa, CANSO and IFALPA. The purpose of this summit was to develop a Strategic Improvement Action Plan to be implemented from 2012 to 2015 in order to strengthen regulatory oversight and enhance safety performance of the continent.
- Based on IATA and ICAO analysis of accidents in Africa for the 2006-2010 time period, five recommendations were identified targeting regulatory oversight, runway safety, loss of control, FDA and SMS. These enhanced safety initiatives are over and above other safety related programs already underway or in development.
Western-built Jet Hull Loss Rate per Region of Operator
Other safety initiative achievements include:
- Publication of the 48th Edition of the IATA Annual Safety Report 2011.
- Ongoing development of the IATA Global Safety Information Center (GSIC) to be available to all participating database members by Q1 2013.
- Co-hosted with ICAO in May, a Regional Runway Safety Program in Amman, with another scheduled for Moscow in November.
- First report supporting the ALTA Regional Safety program completed and distributed, concentrating on accident analysis data.
- Completed Phraseology report, addressing miscommunication hazards published and posted on a number of industry websites.
- Ground Damage Database reporting protocols agreed upon by participating members and key stakeholders.