ICAO has published its annual Safety and Training Reports for 2016, that indicate a decline in accidents and accident rates, and highlight not only the need to develop training capacities, but also the need to transfer knowledge and best-procedures into operations.
ICAO Safety Report 2016
“The year-over-year accident statistics indicate a decrease in the overall number of accidents as well as the accident rate. Compared to 2014, the number of accidents (as defined in Annex 13—Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation involving aircraft with a certificated maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of over 5700 kg and reviewed by the ICAO Safety Indicators Study Group, SISG) decrease by 5% in 2015 to 92. Furthermore, the global accident rate involving scheduled commercial operations decreased by 7%, from 3.0 accidents per million departures in 2014 to 2.8 accidents per million departures in 2015.”
from the Executive Summary of the ICAO Safety Report
ICAO Training Report 2016
“The ICAO Training Report strikes at the heart of Aviation and Training challenges. Training is often seen as the solution to a number of capacity-building issues. Though it certainly solves a number of challenges that are faced by States in their quests to better manage the evolution of aviation in a safe and efficient way, training cannot be considered a magic tool that on its own, makes every objective reachable. The transfer of knowledge and procedures needed to improve global aviation safety, security and environmental protection is a prominent feature of the ICAO Training Report.”
from the Executive Summary of the ICAO Training Report