AIRLINE CRASH STATISTICS FROM THE START OF PASSENGER AIR TRAVEL
A 2007 STUDY BY POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE FOUND THAT AIRLINE PASSENGERS SITTING AT THE BACK (BEHIND THE
AIRCRAFT WINGS) OF
(EITHER BOEING OR AIRBUS) ARE 40%
MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE
A MAJOR AIRLINE CRASH THAN THOSE SITTING IN THE FRONT OF AN AIRLINER OR AIRCRAFT.
SO BY PAYING MORE MONEY
TO SIT IN FIRST CLASS ON AN AIRLINE, THE PASSENGER IS ACTUALLY PAYING EXTRA TO DIE IN AN AIRLINE CRASH - FLY COACH!!!
Aviation safety has come a long way in over one hundred years of implementation.
In modern times, two major manufacturers still produce heavy passenger aircraft for the civilian market:
Boeing of the United States of America and the European Airbus.
Both have placed huge emphasis on the use of aviation safety equipment, now a billion-dollar industry in its own right,
and made safety a major selling point -- realizing that a poor safety record in the aviation industry is a threat to corporate survival.
Some major safety devices now required in commercial aircraft involve...
Aircraft Airline Evacuation Slides
Aid rapid passenger exit from an aircraft in an emergency situation.
Advanced Airline Avionics
Computerized auto-recovery and alert systems.
Turbine Engine durability improvements.
Landing gear that can be lowered even after loss of power and hydraulics. Air travel is the safest form of transportation available. Trains have .04 deaths for every 100 million miles while air travel has .01 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled. Compared to the automobile, with .94 deaths per 100 million miles, both figures are low.
According to the BBC: "UK airline operations are among the safest anywhere. When compared against all other modes of transport on a fatality per mile basis air transport is the safest - six times safer than traveling by car and twice as safe as rail."