Airlines are on track to end 2010 with their worst aviation safety performance in several years, highlighting concerns that pilot training, airport infrastructure and air navigation services are failing to keep up with air traffic growth. There have been 14 fatal air crashes so far in 2010 involving revenue-paying passengers, says aviation research consultancy Ascend, which counts commercial transports with 15 seats or above. Last year there were 10 fatal crashes, and this year may end ...

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