“Safety is our mission. Our goal is to remain vigilant to maintain our excellent safety record. We already have achieved an 83 percent reduction in the risk for commercial aviation in the United States over 10 years, and we will continue our efforts to further reduce the risk by 50 percent by 2025. Passengers expect excellence from the aviation industry, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“The nation’s impressive safety record is a direct result of an unwavering commitment by government and industry to work together to monitor data and identify trends to prevent accidents. More than 90 percent of air carrier operations use voluntary reporting programs and this has led to significant training, operational and maintenance program improvements. New technology and regulations including safety management systems and NextGen initiatives also have contributed to this safety record.”