Since November this year, there have been numerous stories in the Australian media suggesting, among other things, that commercial aviation safety is declining and fatal accidents involving professional pilots in Australia in the last three years were very high compared with the start of the 1990s and had increased compared with those involving private pilots.

The Executive Director of the ATSB therefore commissioned a research paper to analyse the facts contained in the ATSB database and to seek comment on the paper's content and findings.

A media conference discussing the factual information contained in this paper will be held on,

Thursday 22 December 2005

Where: 15 Mort Street, Canberra City ACT (ATSB headquarters)

Time: 10:00 local time

Mr Kym Bills, Executive Director, ATSB, will discuss the factual material contained in the paper.

Media contact: 1800 020 616
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