Local Airlines Need Funding Pilots and New Planes to Improve Safety

The Moscow Times
Sunday 10th March, 2013

Insufficient investments, a deficit of qualified pilots and continued use of outdated equipment are to blame for a poor safety record in the Russian aviation industry, a report said Thursday. 
President of the International Air Transport Association, Tony Tyler, said Russia’s flight safety record of one incident per 275,000 flights should be brought up to the world’s average of one incident per 500,000 flights, Vedomosti reported. 
He noted that none of the 380 global airlines that passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit had any serious safety incidents in 2012. Those companies …

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