There were 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers in 2017, which the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) says is the lowest global fatality rate on record. The rate coincides with a continued downward trend for fatal accidents and fatalities over the last decade. The ICAO Annual Safety Report—which provides updates on global safety indicators—also indicates a decrease in the number of accidents attributable to system and component failures. The annual publication ...


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