Trump took credit of safety for commercial aviation in 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron board Air Force One to return to Washington at the conclusion on their holiday vacation, from Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vastavam web: U.S. President Donald Trump took credit on Tuesday for a record year of safety for commercial aviation in 2017, swiftly drawing criticism and derision from commentators who said the achievement reflected trends predating his administration.Two safety groups reported on Monday that worldwide there were no fatal passenger jet crashes in 2017, the safest year on record.Current and former aviation safety officials said Trump was not responsible for last year’s unblemished commercial passenger jet safety record, citing years-long improvements in safety and the fact that no U.S. passenger airliner has had a fatal crash since 2009.

“U.S. efforts have been instrumental to get to where we are today, but it takes years for policy changes to reach effect, and only in conjunction with other efforts by the aviation industry,” Ranter said.Trump has been frequently criticized for taking credit for developments that could not be directly attributed to his administration.Trump, who took office in January 2017, discussed aviation on only a couple of occasions last year. In remarks to airline executives in February, he did not raise safety but criticized the “regulatory morass” affecting the industry.

Sanders said Trump “has raised the bar for our nation’s aviation safety and security,” citing his proposal to privatise air traffic control, which has not been approved, and the Homeland Security Department’s enhanced security measures.