International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Safety Report 2014 (issued April 2015)

The URL link below provides access to The IATA Safety Report, the flagship safety document produced by IATA since 1964. It provides the industry with critical information derived from the analysis of aviation accidents to understand safety risks in the industry and propose mitigation strategies.


In an effort to enhance the report, some changes have been made when compared to previous reports:

1.      The first is the end of the distinction between Eastern and Western-built aircraft. With today’s modern design, manufacturing processes and global markets, this East/West division is no longer relevant for the analysis of accidents and a more holistic approach is preferred.

2.      The second change is also the removal of the split between modern and classic aircraft. Today’s modern technologies (FMS and glass cockpits, for example) being retrofit into what was once considered a ‘classic aircraft’ makes it difficult to make a clear distinction between the two types.

3.      Third, in the Cabin Safety section, three additional cabin end states were added in 2014: Abnormal Disembarkation, Normal Disembarkation and Hull Loss/Nil Survivors.