CNN has a news today about the 2015 airline safety rankings that Australia based AirlineRatings has just released.
AirlineRatings uses 8 criteria to come up with the rankings and you can learn more about them here.
You can access CNN’s article about the ratings here.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
“Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest — 7.9 years — it has been since the airline was privatized in 1995,” AirlineRatings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas tells CNN.
He says the airline is an industry benchmark for best practice and has taken the lead in virtually every major advancement in airline safety over the past 60 years.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.
“Our top 10 safest airlines are always at the forefront of safety innovation and launching new planes,” says Thomas.
AirlineRatings.com’s rating system takes into account audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airlines’ fatality records.
It also examines airlines’ operational histories, incident records and operational excellence.
It cannot be just a coincidence that the report was released just now? Flying is extremely safe and people that are afraid of perishing in an airline related accident are mostly irrational.
There are, however, airline and regions that are not up to the western standards when it comes to aviation safety.