Aviation | News | 2023-03-07 | IATA publishes 2022 Safety Report with input from WMO

The 2022 Safety Report of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was published today, 7 March 2023, and is available for interactive online viewing here.

Through his involvement in IATA's Accident Classification Task Force (ACTF), Greg Brock, Head of WMO's Services for Aviation Division has directly contributed to the analysis of the 2022 accidents reflected in this latest report.

Here are some of the headlines:

  • In 2022, there were five fatal accidents involving loss of life to passengers and crew. This is reduced from seven in 2021 and an improvement on the five year average (2018-2022) which was also seven.
  • The fatal accident rate improved to 0.16 per million sectors for 2022, from 0.27 per million sectors in 2021, and also was ahead of the five year fatal accident rate of 0.20.
  • The 'all accident' rate was 1.21 per million sectors, a reduction compared to the rate of 1.26 accidents for the five years 2018-2022, but an increase compared to 1.13 accidents per million sectors in 2021.

The 59th edition of the Annual Safety Report (2022) includes further in-depth review and analysis of these and other global and regional aviation statistics, including those where adverse weather/meteorological conditions were a causal factor. Indeed, adverse weather conditions were cited as a contributory factor in 31% of the 2022 accidents. The weather conditions most often cited as a contributory factor (involved in 18% of the accidents) were wind/wind shear/gusty wind and thunderstorm.

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