Globally, there were 29.6 million commercial Western-built jet (WBJ) flights in 2012 and six hull-loss accidents. This equates to a hull-loss rate of 0.20 per million flights, or one hull loss for every five million flights. This is the lowest rate in aviation’s history and a 46% improvement over the rate in 2011, which was itself a record year for aviation safety.
Six-Point Safety Program
Established in close cooperation with the member airlines and Strategic Partners through the IATA Safety Group (SG) and the Operations Committee (OPC) the revised Six Point Safety Strategy is a comprehensive approach to identify existing and emerging organizational and operational safety issues.
Global Safety Information Center
A key driver for safety improvements is data sharing. The Global Safety Information Center (GSIC) was created to enable IATA member airlines and other authorized users to access multiple sources of industry safety data.
IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
Another cornerstone of the approach to enhancing aviation safety is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), an internationally recognized program that is implemented consistently throughout the industry.
Free copies of the latest safety publications are available.
The 2011 Runway Excursion Risk Reduction (RERR) toolkit, produced in conjunction with ICAO and other industry partners, provides an in depth analysis of runway excursion accident data and comprehensive set of reference materials for the prevention and mitigation of runway excursion accidents.
The Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) Guide for commercial aircraft operators has been jointly developed with ICAO and the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). It presents the common approach of pilots, regulators, and operators to the complex issue of fatigue.
The Phraseology Report is the result of a survey carried out by IATA, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), focusing on deviation from ICAO standard phraseology.
The IATA training portfolio is managed by the IATA Training Development Institute (ITDI) and includes safety courses dedicated to airlines as well as diploma programs focused on safety management, workplace safety, and best practices for civil aviation.
Benefits include the ability to
- Stay on top of compliance requirements
- Cultivate technical, operational, and executive management skills
- Bridge skill gaps and stay current with regulatory changes