• A Statistical Analysis
    of Commercial Aviation
    Accidents 1958-2019

Airbus' number one priority is the continued safe transport of everyone, and everything that flies aboard an Airbus product. No accident is ever acceptable. That’s why, when accidents do unfortunately occur, Airbus does its utmost to learn from what happened and take whatever actions are necessary to improve Safety. This resource on accident statistics is part of that effort. Here, we share Airbus’ analysis of the historical and current status of aviation Safety for commercial jet aircraft.

This analysis clearly demonstrates that our industry has achieved huge improvements in Safety, especially over the last two decades. It also underlines the significant contribution that technology has made in ensuring that taking a flight in a commercial aircraft is a low risk activity.

Accident statistics

Generations of Jet

Analysis of the impact of technology on aviation safety

Fatal accidents

Fatal accidents are events in which at least one person is fatally or seriously injured

Hull Losses

Hull losses are events in which an aircraft is destroyed or damaged beyond economical repair

Accident Categories

Identifying the most frequent types of accidents

Accident Rates By Category & Generation

Evolution of accident rates by category over last 20 years

Accidents by flight phase

Analysis of the accidents per flight phase