Commercial aviation's tragic centenary year highlights new threats

December 14, 2014 5:14 PM

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Commercial aviation's tragic centenary year highlights new threats

GENEVA (Reuters) - Airlines need co-operation from governments to address security threats raised by aviation disasters this year, but would like to see a quicker relaxation of economic controls, Tony Tyler, head of the International Air Transport Association, said.

The former Cathay Pacific boss, who represents a majority of the world's airlines, reflected on a turbulent centenary year for commercial aviation, darkened by the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner, the downing of another and the Ebola crisis.

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