David Learmount delivers his annual verdict on the airlines industry's safety record in 2006.
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Accident data comes from Flight International's own research, sister online publication Air Transport Intelligence and from Flight's database service acas's daily occurrence information. Details of non-fatal incidents are not made available officially by the authorities in many countries, but Flight International continues to list as many incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. Consequently, we accept the non-fatal listing may be weighted against the airlines of those countries that make safety information more readily available.
Airline safety review 2006 articles
Future Proofing: Can risk analysis prevent more catastrophes?
Can analysis of data from past accidents be used to predict and even prevent more catastrophes? A US task force believes being proactive can pay
It is getting safer to fly, but the record in some parts of the world remains a challenge. We assess last year's figures and the prospects for 2007
Reformed Nigeria gets tough
Nigeria's reformed, autonomous civil aviation authority (NCAA) has suspended the operating licences of at least 15 carriers in the past 12 months.
These are summaries of final accident and incident reports that have been published during the six months since the last "20-20 hindsight" column
Daily occurrence alert
Airline safety review 2005