Getting to Zero: How Commercial Jetliners Recorded Their Safest Year Ever

2017 was a record year for commercial passenger jets.  It was the first year on record when they did not record a single fatality.  The news comes from the Flight Safety Foundation which tracks  world passenger airline industry incidents.  While there were 10 fatal airliner accidents in 2017, five involved cargo transport and five were from turboprops.  For commercial passenger jets, there were no fatalities out of nearly 37 million flights.  What does it take to reach that milestone? Continue reading “Getting to Zero: How Commercial Jetliners Recorded Their Safest Year Ever”