EUROPE-AUGUST 17, 2018
EASA published its annual safety review today, 17 August 2018.
In which it reported that in 2017, there were 9 fatal accidents and 67 fatalities worldwide, the lowest number of fatal accidents and fatalities since 1970. There were no fatal accidents involving EASA MS operators.
1972 recorded 2.365 fatalities, the highest number since EASA began recording statistics since 1970.
According to EASA, “One of the reasons that 2017 had a particularly low number of fatalities because the highest number of fatalities in a single accident was 39 in comparison, over the previous ten years (2007-2016), the highest number of fatalities in a single accident (MH17) was 298.
A Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
Based on the data supporting the portfolio, EASA highlights the following key risk areas and safety issues:
— Monitoring of flight parameters and automation modes — Approach path management
— Convective weather
— In flight icing
— Handling of technical failures