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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

China fulfills air transport safety year in 2007


The CAAC reported 2007 as another air transport safety year after it successfully registered an accident-free record for its entire aviation industry. During the National Civil Aviation Work and Safety Conference held on January 10th in Beijing, Acting Minister Li Jiaxiang of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) disclosed that without any recorded accident on transport flight or civil aviation security for the entire industry, China had indeed fulfilled the year 2007 as an air transport safety year. Based on the record of the CAAC, the air transport of China registered a continuous safety flight totaling 37 months, an equivalent of 9.93 million hours, giving it the longest safety record throughout the history of its civil aviation. The on-time flight performance of the whole industry averaged 83.1 percent, a percentage point increase of 1.9 percent on a year-on-year basis, beginning January 2007 up to November of the same year. The complaint rate of passengers also plummeted to 1.3 million, lower by 38 percent on a year-on-year basis, showing strong signs of improvement in the service quality of China’s civil aviation.

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