The trouble with a Halloween blog about air transport is that it isn’t or shouldn’t be scary. It is statistically one of the safest things you can do. The industry continues, despite all the recent economic challenges, to maintain and improve its safety standards. New technology, mergers in mature markets and growth in emerging economies are only enhancing the risk profile of the industry. Sure the industry has its own set of horrors, not least the fuel price, but the flying is not scary at all. Having said that I have never flown on a broomstick!
|This post was part of the special feature about Our Scariest Risks, published October 31, 2011. The feature also included these other risks:|