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Venable partner Jim Burnley was quoted in a July 24, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on improved aviation despite recent high-profile accidents involving commercial airliners. Long-term trends and statistics show progress by regulators and airlines to combat causes of accidents. Despite recent high-profile accidents, there have been fewer accidents globally than at this point last year.

Commenting on the four most recent accidents, Burnley said there was no obvious connection or pattern between them. “It's fundamentally a mistake to draw conclusions that suddenly aviation safety is deteriorating.”