A Good Year For Commercial Aviation

Wow: 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel, with a grand total of zero passenger deaths aboard commercial jets.

To be clear, this stat does not include cargo planes or commercial propeller planes, which had ten fatal incidents in 2017, resulting in 79 total deaths.

Still, aviation is safer today than ever before. It’s amazing to think that we can reliably and safely traverse our planet in just a matter of hours.