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Chinese civil aviation sees improved flight safety in 2015

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-01-04 08:07

Chinese civil aviation sees improved flight safety in 2015

A model poses for a photo during the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition 2015(ABACE 2015)at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, April 14, 2015.[Photo/IC]

BEIJING -- China's civil aviation sector saw improved safety in flights, according to a senior official in charge on Friday.

Chinese civil aircraft have completed 3.62 million safe flights for a total of 8.46 million hours, up 7.4 percent and 10.8 percent year-on-year respectively, according to Li Jian, deputy head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The frequency of severe aircraft incidents and incidents triggered by human activity dropped 59 percent and 17.6 percent year-on-year respectively, Li added.

China Southern Airlines, among others, maintained the best domestic civil aviation safety record, with safe flights totaling 15.26 million hours by the end of 2015.


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