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Airline fatalities rose in 2016 but the year was still one of the safest in decades

Los Angeles Times

The November crash of a flight carrying a Brazilian soccer team, which killed all but six of the 77 people on board, was one of 18 fatal airline crashes in 2016, an increase from 14 fatal aviation accidents in 2015, according the Aviation Safety Network. The 18 accidents resulted in 324 deaths, compared with the 186 fatalities from the 14 aviation accidents in 2015, according to the network, which tracks fatalities worldwide on airlines, corporate jets and military aircraft. The good news is that, despite the increase in accidents in 2016, the total number of aviation crashes and fatalities per year have dropped sharply in the past few years. The worldwide accident rate is now one fatal passenger flight per 3.2 million flights, according to the network. Industry experts attribute the decline in accidents to a push for higher safety standards by international aviation groups, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations.


Artificial Intelligence -- Companion to Aviation Industry

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As technology keep on progressing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will assume greater role in new prospects. This may concern, however it is a part of our lives. Artificial intelligence has just been fused in numerous enterprises; the aviation business has as of now effectively executed the beginning phase of robotization in day-to-day flight tasks with flight management system (FMS) or autopilot. Actually, aircraft's are at present utilizing AI innovation to match the advanced requirements to serve general traveler satisfaction goal like great experiences. International Air Transport Association (IATA's) Global Traveler Survey concludes 61% of passengers expect the a smooth experience through-out the journey.


JetPack Aviation unveils huge new ultra-fast prototype

Daily Mail - Science & tech

JetPack Aviation, the firm behind the'world's only true jetpack,' has unveiled its latest prototype at CES in Las Vegas. The team showed off a massive new design geared toward short, fast trips using six turbo jet engines to travel over 150 miles an hour. JetPack Aviation teamed up with Insta360 to show off the upcoming JB11 jetpack at the Las Vegas Convention Center. JetPack Aviation, the firm behind the'world's only true jetpack,' has unveiled its latest prototype at CES in Las Vegas. JetPack Aviation's creations are capable of vertical take-off and landing, unlike other types of wearable flight systems.


Venezuelan airline barred from European Union skies

FOX News

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards, another blow to troubled nation's already beleaguered flight industry.


C919 Jet Set for Maiden Flight, in Test of China's Aviation Ambitions

U.S. News

The first C919 passenger jet made by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is seen during a test in Shanghai, China April 16, 2017. Picture taken April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.