The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is aviation’s highest priority. The release of the 2021 Safety Report is a reminder that even as aviation faces its deepest crisis, we are committed to making aviation even safer.

The 58th edition of the Annual Safety Report (2021), is a comprehensive review and analysis of the industry’s 2021 safety performance. It presents an in-depth examination of both global and regional accident statistics, including:

  • Essential review and insight into global and regional accident rates and contributing factors
  • Accident Classification Task Force (ACTF) determined actions with recommendations, guidelines and measures aimed at preventing accidents. 
  • Regional overview of the safety metrics and corresponding activities for targeted risk management
  • Essential Insight into the aggregate performance of airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry
  • Interactive accident data tool

The report highlights a strong improvement in several areas compared to 2020 and to 2017-2021. It also shows:

  • Reductions in the total number of accidents, the all-accident rate and fatalities
  • No fatal accidents among airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry
  • No runway/taxiway excursion and ground damage accidents, for the first time in at least 15 years.

The 2021 IATA Safety Fact sheet and the 58th edition of the Annual Safety Report (2021) are available in PDF and IATA Reader format that includes interactive worksheets. The IATA Reader is for Windows® software only.

The Reader must be installed BEFORE the Safety Report document can be downloaded and opened. See instructions to download and install the Reader