UPRT to reduce LOC-I


Loss of Control in Flight Occurrence Statistics

Between 2009 and 2018, aeroplane accidents resulting from loss of control in flight (LOC-I) events were the leading cause of fatalities in commercial aviation. LOC-I accidents often have catastrophic results with very few, if any, survivors.  Boeing’s most recent Commercial Airplanes study (see below) shows that 1,181 lives (about 48% of total fatalities) were lost in 13 fatal LOC-I accidents worldwide over this period.


Similarly, an examination of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident database reveals that LOC-I accidents represent more than 10% of all US-based commercial airlines accidents and more than 50% of all fatalities over the past two decades. 
Most shocking of all is that it is estimated that in more than 80% of these accidents, the aeroplane remained flyable; pilots lost control of functioning aeroplanes.

The UPRT On-Aircraft programme, delivered by the Ultimate High Academy, provides an industry leading solution to address this challenge.

Aviation Industry Accident & Safety Reports:

  • IATA 2015 Safety Report - read more

  • Skybrary  - Summary of all LOC-I aircraft accidents and incidents - read more

  • Ethiopian Airlines B737-8 (MAX) ET-AVJ, Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport - March 2019 - read more

  • West Atlantic Sweden SE-DUX CL-600-2B19, Norrbotten County - January 2016 - read more

  • Indonesia Air Asia Flight 8501 Airbus A320-216 - Karimata Strait - December 2014 - read more

  • Asiana Airlines Flight 214 - Boeing 777-200ER - San Francisco, California - 2013 - read more

  • Air France Flight 447 - Airbus A330-203 - Rio de Janeiro - Paris - 2009 - read more

  • Colgan Air Flight 3407 - Bombardier DHC-8-400 - New York - 2009 - read more

  • Thomson Boeing 737-3Q8 - Bournemouth, UK - 2007 - read more


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