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Dr. Fang Liu , Secretary-General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), ITU News
One of the reasons why aviation has consistently improved upon its renowned levels of safety and efficiency over the decades has been its willingness to invest significant effort and resources to learn important lessons — even from rare events. While 2014 represented one of aviation’s safest years in terms of the number of accidents, the tragedy of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in March 2014 highlighted vulnerabilities in the global air navigation system, requiring urgent mitigation.