After looking over the details of the recent TU-204 accident, I had a look back at the other major incidents of 2012 and found that actually 2012 seems to have been one of the best years for commercial aviation safety. I don't believe there has been a single hull loss of a modern Airbus or Boeing aircraft. Granted there was the Bhoja air 737-200 crash, and also the high profile Sukhoi Superjet accident, but it definately looks good for the reliabilty of modern airliners.
Lets hope this trend continues into 2013 and beyond
p.s A chart i found for reference - http://news.aviation-safety.net/wp-c...ploads/2013/01/ASN_infographic.jpg