CHAPTER 8

Safety

Safety Programs

Corporate aviation enjoys an enviable safety record, maintaining an accident rate equivalent to the major scheduled airlines. In fact, corporate aviation’s record compares favorably with that of the airlines in a number of recent years according to the data released at the end of 2011 (see Table 8.1). How does this happen?

TABLE 8.1 2011 Business Aircraft Accident Rates by Operator Type (Extrapolated) (per 100,000 departures) (Courtesy IBAC and Boeing)

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Dedicated, professional pilots and mechanics, good management, excellent equipment, standards that are set and adhered to, and perhaps, most importantly, a corporate ...

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