Safety is the highest priority. In support of that priority, IATA partners with other aviation safety stakeholders to implement programs focused on identifying and controlling operational risks. Using a data driven approach and data analyses, IATA works to identify key safety issues and contributing factors that lead to accidents and fatalities. IATA works with the Accident Classification Task Force (ACTF) to validate accidents, assign contributing factors, and develop recommendations, as well as detailed implementation plans (DIPs) to address high risk categories (HRCs). One output is the annual IATA Annual Safety Report, which has been IATA’s flagship safety document since 1964 and is the definitive resource for tracking commercial aviation’s safety performance and safety best practices.
The new version of the IATA Annual Safety Report allows you to access and visualize commercial aviation accident data, globally and regionally, back to 2005, enabling users to identify trends and patterns and gain insights, as well as monitor and compare between data sets and selections.
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Safety Report Methods and Assumptions
The IATA Annual Safety Report is intended to present the most current information at the time of publication. Please note the following caveats:
- The accidents analyzed and the categories and contributing factors assigned to those accidents are based on the best available information at the time of classification by the ACTF.
- Many accident investigations are not complete when the ACTF meets to classify the year’s events and additional facts may be uncovered during an investigation that could change the currently assigned classifications in the future.
- The sectors used to create the accident rates are the most up-to-date available at the time of production.
- Results of analysis from 2018– 2022 reports are used as benchmarks for comparison; however, historical numbers presented in this 2022 Safety Report may not exactly match earlier editions due to accident data/sectors updates during the intervening period.
- Learn more about HRC and their DIPs
- Learn more about recommendations for accident prevention
- Learn more about the IATA Annual Safety Report and accident data across multiple regions, aviation sectors, and other selectable filters
- Learn more about the ACTF, please refer to the section below
Accident Classification Task Force (ACTF)
The ACTF, which reports to the IATA Safety Group (SG), is charged with validating and categorizing accidents arising from commercial aviation operations. This includes scheduled/charter passenger or cargo services, with a certified maximum aircraft take-off weight (MTOW) of at least 5,700 kg (12,540 lb.). The ACTF is composed of safety experts from IATA member airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), professional associations and federations, as well as other industry stakeholders.
All accidents included in the IATA Annual Safety Report website are reviewed, validated and classified by the ACTF. Taxonomies are an important tool for our classification scheme. Common and appropriate taxonomies and definitions create a uniform industry language which enhance the accuracy of data analysis and communication The ACTF is reviewing its taxonomy and definitions for aviation accidents in an effort to ensure they reflect industry best practices. This work is ongoing and is expected to be completed with SG endorsement in 2023.
The list of members will be included here.
2022 ACTF members:
|Capt. Ruben Morales
HONG KONG EXPRESS
|Capt. Sam Goodwill
THE BOEING COMPANY
|Capt. Suha Senol
Capt. Andreas Poehlitz
|Mr. Eric East
THE BOEING COMPANY
|Capt. B. Pete Kaumanns
Mr. Xavier Barriola
|Capt. Shehab Hassan
|Capt. Patrick Jordan
|Capt. Nicolas Bornand
|Mr. Luis Savio dos Santos
|Mr. Greg Brock
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
|Ms. Anara Nurpeissova
|Mr. Paulo Soares Oliveira Filho
|Mr. Yasuo Ishihara
|Capt. Denis Kozbagarov
|Ms. Huanmei Yang
|Capt. Mark Searle
|Capt. Jeff Mee
|Capt. Arnaud Du Bédat
Mr. Gabriel Acosta
|Mr. Paul Jouas
|Capt. Gustavo Avila
HONG KONG EXPRESS
|Ms. Hanada Said
|Mr. Sébastien Sellem
|Capt. Kenji Kinoshita
Mr. Nathan Toltesi
|Capt. Jorge Robles
AVIANCA CARGO - TAMPA
|Mr. David Fisher
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES
REGIONAL JET (MHIRJ)
Capt. Leonardo Aparecido e Silva
|Capt. HockKeat Ho
|Mr. Martin Plumleigh
Boeing Digital Aviation
|Capt. Nilesh Patil