Aviation safety has always been the focus of attention, and any news about aviation accidents will attract attention around the world. Since last year, several aviation accidents around the world have raised doubts about aviation safety. This time, the crash of the Polish President's plane was even more alarming.
Just after the accident, the media ’s remarks from former Polish Prime Minister Miller also stimulated imagination. The survivor, who escaped a catastrophe in a helicopter crash, has said that if a decision is not made as soon as possible to renew the Polish presidential plane, Polish leaders will one day meet at a funeral procession. His remarks immediately raised questions about the "aging" of the presidential plane.
But Steve Lott, a spokesman for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has a different view. In his view, there is no necessary link between the age of the aircraft and the accident.
According to a report issued by the association, there is no necessary link between the age of the aircraft and the accident, but the production and operating areas of the aircraft largely determine the safety of navigation.
It is said that the current internationally accepted standard is to list aircraft produced by Boeing Co., Airbus SAS, and Embraer SA of the United States as Western-style aircraft. The model produced by the aircraft manufacturer represented by Russia's Tupolev was labeled with an Eastern-style jet.
Such a label was just a kind of intentional division of people, and could not reflect the substantial difference. But the latest data from the International Air Transport Association reveals another aspect of the problem: the accident rate of Western-made jets is about 0.81, which means that one flight crashes for every 1.2 million flights; and the corresponding The figure for the East model reached 2.43.
Lott believes that even if the data is accurate, it cannot prove the causal relationship with the accident. He pointed out that in the field of aviation safety, another factor is also crucial.
Some countries and regions have stricter aviation safety regulations, more advanced aviation infrastructure and complete aviation control systems, which also ensures that aircraft have good ground protection when flying over these areas. In fact, the aircraft produced by Tupolev usually appear more densely in areas where aviation management measures are weak, which is why there are higher rates of aviation accidents in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America and some parts of the former Soviet Union .