With each new breakthrough in technology, there are the pioneers, adventurers. Men and women pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and proving to the world there is a better way of doing things. As the world embraces these new things, a new focus is necessary. Others continue to innovate, making the new technology safer, more efficient, and more reliable. Each generation builds on the work of those that came before, and leave a foundation for those in the future to build on.
The story of manned flight is probably the finest example of this. From a pair of brothers riding their powered glider down a hill in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to a commercial aviation industry transporting 4.3 billion passengers in 2018. The pace of innovation and growth has been truly amazing.
As more and more people and businesses have come to rely on air travel,the safety and reliability of air travel has become paramount to many industries and economies. The scope and scale of the industry has ballooned astronomically, and yet, through the sustained efforts of businesses, governments, engineers and scientists, the safety and reliability of air travel has continued to improve. Since 1970 fatal accidents per million flights have decreased 16 fold.
Fatalities per trillion revenue passenger kilometer (RPK) decreased 54 fold from 3,218 to 59. Even as air traffic increases around the world, fatal accidents continue to decline at a phenomenal rate.
These are truly staggering achievements. This is the legacy that AAC Engineering is both proud to have been a part of and committed to continue. Our engineers have decades of experience ensuring that our clients are able to continue to improve the safety and reliability of their fleets.
These advances in safety are no accident. AAC Engineering is prepared to bring the same methodology, knowledge, and dedication to projects in every field of engineering; We apply the same rigorous standards and attention to detail to ensure whatever project we work on, whether in the air or on the ground, is safe and reliable.
Charts and statistics from: https://theblogbyjavier.com/2019/01/02/aviation-safety-evolution-2018-update/