Airline Safety: A Comparative Analysis.
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In this study of airline safety, we will focus on fatal accidents, considering the records of U.S. domestic airlines and international air carriers over the past ten years. We estimate a passengers probability of being killed on a given flight using data from each of 157 airlines 35 U.S. domestics and 122 internationals. The calculations suggest substantial divergence of risk across groups of airlines with U.S. domestic trunk lines and large international flag carriers significantly outperforming the small international airlines and children of U.S. airline deregulation. At the same time, the general trend has been toward major reductions over time in air travel risk.
- Commercial and General Aviation