Aviation safety too cause for worry in 2018, says latest report

NEW DELHI: The aviation regulator’s report on serious incidents has disclosed that the rate of such incidents has gone up in the country’s aviation sector this year.

A serious incident is defined as an occurrence where there is a high probability of an accident associated with operation of aircraft. There were 0.14 serious incidents per 10,000 departures during 2014.

The figure was 0.6 in 2015, 0.12 in 2017 and again reached 0.14. As per the DGCA’s internal audit report, the rate of accident per million departures in India stood at 0.9 till November 2018, against a world average of 1.9.

Similarly, cases of mishap related to operations of aircraft fell to 4.71 incidents per 10,000 departures in 2018 (until Nov.) against 6.56 incidents per 10,000 departures in 2017.



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