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IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

Despite the global air transport industry achieving a record improvement in jet safety performance, the high airline accident rate in Africa is still a concern, according to the International Air Tran

Air Tanzania’s plans for self maintenance raises serious safety concerns

An announcement earlier in the week by financially-crippled Air Tanzania that they were intending to maintain their presently single aircraft, a Bombardier Q300, at their home base in Dar es Salaam, h

ATA: Proposed FAA rule will not improve safety, will eliminate jobs

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

IATA: Western-built jet aircraft accident rate lowest in history

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the aviation safety performance for 2010 showing that the year’s accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft as the lowest in aviation h

Indian government to introduce legislation to improve airline safety

NEW DELHI - The Indian government will introduce legislation to strengthen Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to improve airline safety mechanism in the aftermath of the Air India plane cras

Airline safety survey remains mystery

Years after thousands of pilots told NASA about their in-flight safety experiences and NASA shut down the survey without divulging any findings, the pilots' views remain a mystery.

Airline Safety: A Whistleblower’s Tale

After mechanics at Northwest Airlines went out on strike on Aug. 20, 2005, Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector Mark Lund began to see troubling signs. One replacement mechanic didn't know how to test an engine. Another couldn't close a cabin door. Many did not seem properly trained. In Lund's view, their inexperience resulted in dangerous mistakes.