Simon Calder, Independent
That an Air France A380 lost an engine over the Atlantic and landed safely this year is 'testament to the robustness' of the aircraft / AFP/Getty Images
In a year when more people flew to more places than ever, 2017 was the safest on record for airline passengers.
The Dutch-based aviation consultancy, To70, has released its Civil Aviation Safety Review for 2017. It reports only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost.
No jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world.