2016: looks like a good year for aviation safety

“Taking note of the early analysis work that has been published, 2016 has been a safe year for the world’s commercial aviation.  Long term trends show continuous improvement.  International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) CEO John Vincent commented:  “The dedication and hard work of aviation people across the globe is making aviation even safer.  Flying is one of the safest ways to get from A to B.  However, the worst accident of 2016 involved fuel starvation. This accident factor is not new and it reminds us that continued vigilance is absolutely essential.  The achievement of safety has to be won each and every year. ”

Preliminary ASN data show 2016 to be one of the safest years in aviation history

IFA appoints John Vincent as new CEO 
IFA President, Frank Tuner said “It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the appointment of John Vincent as CEO of IFA in succession to John Saull.    John Vincent will join the IFA Board  taking over from the beginning of January 2017.
 
I am also pleased to confirm that John Saull will remain involved in IFA in an advisory role and we thank him for his incredible contribution to IFA and to the cause of continuous improvement in airworthiness.

An opportunity to make a difference…“The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to improving aviation safety by increasing international communication, awareness and cooperation on all airworthiness issues and particularly that of continuing airworthiness.”