Aviation Risk & Safety Management
Pinpoint Aviation Solutions appoints Elizabeth Greig to the role of Quality Manager.
"Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in Auditing and Quality Management, her appointment to the QM position is critical to the organisations overall development and significantly enhances the capability of Pinpoint Aviation Solutions in improving aviation safety for our client companies", said CEO Captain Bill Fry.
See crew pages for Elizabeth's biography.
A question often asked by clients is how can I ascertain the safety of an airline?
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2011 accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history, surpassing the previous mark set in 2010.
In 2011 there was one accident involving a hull loss every 2.7 million flights, a hull loss is an accident in which the aircraft is destroyed or not subsequently repaired.
Safety by the numbers
- 2.8 billion people flew safely on 38 million flights
- 11 hull loss accidents involving western built jets
- 5 fatal hull loss accidents involving western built jets
- 22 fatal accidents (all aircraft types)
- 486 fatalities compared to 786 in 2010
The accident rate for Africa improved by 56% in 2010 but was still the worst performing region in the industry, (this trend seems likely to be repeated in 2012). IOSA carriers in Africa had a zero hull loss in 2011.
From the data shown above it is clear that choosing an IOSA registered airline improves the safety odds and it is for that reason that Pinpoint Aviation Solutions uses the IOSA status of a carrier as one of the key criteria for recommendation and for assessing aviation safety.