Flying safe but more safety checks wanted

A recent survey on air travel shows that though the majority of Australians believe that travelling by plane is safe, they would like stricter air safety controls enforced. The survey of 1,800 people, conducted on behalf of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), revealed that 93 per cent of respondents were confident travelling with major airlines; 86 per cent were confident about flying with regional airlines; 70 per cent believed that CASA should carry out more safety checks. In addition, 87 per cent of respondents believed that airlines in breach of safety rules should be grounded immediately regardless of interruption or loss of services.

‘Air safety ‘could be better yet', The Daily Telegraph, 18/12/00, p 13.