Signs that the aviation industry continues to buy viagra without prescription put “Safety First” and seek zero tolerance with respect to accidents are evident in data released today by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This year’s numbers indicate another step in the right direction for aviation safety. According to the NTSB, the majority of aviation deaths occurred in the general aviation category where there were 450 fatalities, down about 6% from 478 in 2009. By comparison, fatalities in commercial aviation dropped dramatically from 52 to 2 while air taxi deaths remained the same.
These trends highlight improvements in the safety practices of our major US carriers, but also underscore the need to improve pilot training and maintenance in general aviation. As aviation advocates we are very pleased that safety remains a priority and that the many recommendations which have been implemented as a result of the work done by the NTSB, the carriers, safety groups and plaintiff’s attorneys are making a difference. That said, we remain concerned that the present
economic pressures (like the American bankruptcy)in the aviation marketplace may erode the gains of the past few years. Accordingly, we will continue to advocate for more oversight by and adequate funding of the FAA as well as seek improvements to safety through our work on behalf of passengers and other victims of aviation accidents. Regardless of affiliation, government, private industry or safety advocate, we must all do our best to continue to make aviation safer for the flying public.