Boeing and Aviation Safety

Making Flying Safer - How Boeing Helps to Advance Safety

Every day approximately six million people board airplanes and arrive safely at their destinations. Flying is one of the safest modes of transportation today. The overall safety record of commercial airplanes is excellent and has been steadily improving over time.

During the 1950s and 1960s, fatal accidents occurred about once every 200,000 flights.

Today, the worldwide safety record is more than ten times better, with fatal accidents occurring less than once every 2 million flights.

Given the excellent safety record of modern commercial airplanes, many of today's improvements are incremental. Nevertheless, Boeing's ongoing commitment and efforts to advance safety are substantial.

With Boeing airplanes representing roughly 51 percent of the worldwide fleet, ensuring safe travel for all passengers and crew is the primary focus of the Boeing men and women who design, build, test, deliver and support its airplanes.

Boeing relentlessly promotes aviation safety in a number of ways

These combined efforts are the most effective way to continuously improve aviation safety worldwide.