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According to the statistics, modern airliners are safer than ever. John/Flickr

How safe is air travel today?

In light of another tragic airline crash, it's natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, air travel is safer than at almost any point in history.
A Germanwings Airbus A320 similar to the one that crashed into the French Alps. EPA/Jan-Arwed Richter

Flying low during an emergency: from the pilot’s point of view

The European Alps where Flight 4U 9525 crashed -- killing 150 onboard -- are known by pilots to be a hazardous place. Just one of many things a pilot must consider during any air emergency.
AirAsia flight QZ8501 is the third flight from a Malaysian carrier to be lost in 2014. EPA/Barbara Walton

AirAsia flight QZ8501: how cloud computing could help prevent air disasters

While the full picture has yet to emerge, it appears that the reason for the loss of Air Asia flight QZ8501 is different from the losses of MH370 and MH17 earlier this year. MH17 was clearly a man-made…

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