IATA publishes 2018 Safety Report with input from WMO

1 April, 2019

The 2018 Safety Report of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was published on 1 April 2019 and is available here. The WMO Secretariat directly contributed to the review of the 2018 accidents and the publication of this latest report. 

With the aviation industry unable to match 2017’s extraordinary aviation safety performance, 2018 saw a deterioration across the all accident rate, jet hull loss rate and fatality risk. In addition to monitoring the long-term aviation trends and identifying emerging risk for the industry, 2018’s performance has reinforced the need to continue identifying risks and threats and find innovative new ways to improve safety.

The 55th edition of the Annual Safety Report (2018), includes further in-depth review of these and other global and regional aviation statistics, including:

  • Essential insight into global and regional accident rates and contributing factors
  • Analyses from the Global Aviation Data Management programs, covering emerging risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Incorrect Surface Line-up
  • Regional overview of the safety metrics and corresponding activities for targeted risk management