Air safety 2020 the safest airlines in the world
According to the evaluator, the 20 safest airlines have always been at the forefront of security innovation becoming a synonym for excellence.
The safety chart was created by AirlineRatings.com , an airline safety and product review website that monitors 405 airlines worldwide and produces an annual list of those considered safer.
Qantas has been leading this list for a long time, since it held the title of the safest airline in the world from 2014 to 2017.
In 2018, AirlineRatings could not find a clear “winner”, so it awarded the award jointly to the top 20 airlines, listing them alphabetically.
In 2020 Qantas has returned to the top
The rankings take into account factors that include audits of aviation agencies and governments, records of accidents and serious incidents, fleet age, financial position, pilot training and culture.
They did not analyze minor incidents, since “all airlines have incidents every day,” says Geoffrey Thomas, editor in chief of the Australian-based website.
“It is the way the flight crew handles the incidents which determines that a good airline is insecure”
“Qantas has been the leading airline in virtually all important safety advances in the last 60 years and has not had a fatality in the era of pure jet.”
This year, British Airways, ANA, American Airlines and United failed that had been in the top 20 last year. Japan Airlines and Delta also failed to enter, having been on previous lists.
Thomas says British Airways fell in the rankings due to a “combination of fleet age and the number of incidents … that did not endanger life, but there were many of them compared to other airlines of similar size.”
Regarding the others, it indicates incidents of pilots allegedly intoxicated in United, American, Delta, JAL and ANA.
Thomas praises the innovations of Qantas, including the “extraordinary success of its non-stop Boeing 787 service from Perth to London ” and its recent test flights London-Sydney and New York-Sydney .
The airline has ordered 12 Airbus A350 to operate nonstop between cities.
He also notes that “there was not much difference between the top 10 airlines,” but that “wider gaps appear between 10 and 20.”
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Low cost security
The website has also produced a list of the safest low cost airlines in the world, although these are classified equally, and therefore are sorted alphabetically.
They are: Air Arabia, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, IndiGo, Jetblue, Volaris, Vueling, Westjet and Wizz Air.Advertisements