Jul 25 2014
black series with three plane crashes – the downing of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 1au over Ukraine, the crash of an ATR 72-500 TransAsia Airways2 Taiwan and now the disappearance of a 83 Swiftair3 MD, operated on behalf of Air Algeria, Mali over – in a week. A macabre combination which, fortunately, is very rare.
But these repeated accidents will make 2014 a year of the most deadly airline. It will also add to these three crashes, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Boeing with its 239 passengers, on March 8, a few hours after taking off from Kuala Lumpur and its sudden change of direction while the plane was rallying Beijing . Disappearance remains unexplained to this day. And several crashes occurred in Nepal, Kenya, Niger, Zambia and Sudan in recent months.
In total, more than 730 people have already died by flying this year. Much higher than at the last peak in 2012 and 414 deaths related to a plane crash, more than four times higher than those recorded (210 deaths) in 2013 by the International Air Transport Association (IATA4). And finally, more than the average of 517 deaths per year recorded in the world in the last five years. The road
killed 3,268 people in France alone in 2013
This sad record 2014 must not however forget – and this may seem paradoxical then that emotion is huge – the aircraft remains the means of transport most of the world. But unlike the automobile kills more – 3268 died in 2013 in France alone – each plane crash is spectacular, has an international dimension and place in a universe – the sky – which is not natural to human no fax payday loans.
However, the plane never had so few killed. The global accident rate for jet Western manufacturing in 2013 was 0.41, or one accident for every 2.4 million flights. "This is the lowest in the history of aviation," according to IATA in its latest report on aviation safety. "From 2009 to 2013, this rate has improved by 14.6% over the five-year average, which stands at 0.48", the report says. Europe
is the safest region
The accident and death rates remain very low by more than 3 billion passenger who took the aircraft on 36.4 million flights in 2013. These statistics should also be read in the context of a market for air transport growth (4.8% on average) and a global fleet that doubled in size every two years on average. It now has 20,910 units in service worldwide and is expected to double, according to the latest market study Boeing5 within twenty years.
By region, the IATA report refers to Europe as the safest in terms of air transport with a lower accident rate than average 0.15 World in 2013; ahead of North America (0.32). In contrast, among the most dangerous regions despite significant progress, IATA means Africa6 with an accident of 2.03 against 4.55 in 2012 and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) which saw its rate accident rate worsen to 2.09 against 0.00 in 2012. "IEC shows the worst performance," says IATA.