Jacdec ranking of the safest airlines worldwide: Emirates again in first place

Jacdec ranking of the safest airlines worldwide: Emirates again in first place January 12, 2021 by archyde
At the beginning of the year, the disturbing images of the rescue work after the plane crash off the coast of Java give new topicality to an old question: Which airline is how safe?
An assessment is difficult – even if portals all over the world are trying to find an answer. In the world of commercial aviation, it will be particularly difficult for the exceptional year 2020. Because thanks to the global corona restrictions, only a few flights were made – and the overall performance of an airline is an important criterion for drawing conclusions about its long-term security situation. “This year the airlines had fewer opportunities to fly many passenger kilometers – so their ‘old’ accidents are weighted more heavily than usual,” says Aero-International editor-in-chief Thomas Borchert.
Against this background, the youngest is also Jacdec -To see the hit parade of the world’s hundred safest airlines, which is more of a long-term evaluation than a snapshot. The assessment is based on the airline’s accident history over the past 30 years, the country-specific environment in which it operates and the airlines’ specific risk factors. The two top positions are shared again this time by the Gulf airlines Emirates (first place) and Etihad Airways (second) with their enormous flight performance. “Indonesia has always been a riskier area”
The third-placed Scoot – a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines merged with Tigerair (21st place) – proves once again that low-cost airlines don’t have to be worse than the top dogs when it comes to flight safety. “Scoot Tigerair, which has been on the road for 17 years, has not yet recorded a single total loss in flight operations, and the number of serious incidents was just four,” explains Jacdec manager Jan-Arwed Richter.
In this respect, hasty conclusions also fall short of the Indonesian low-cost airline Sriwijaya Air, which was founded in 2003 and which now suffered the crash with 62 people on board. Your Boeing 737-500 aircraft do not need to be any worse maintained than those of other airlines.
The airline, named after the former Buddhist kingdom on Sumatra, does not list the airline, which is named after the former Buddhist kingdom on Sumatra, in the annual safety ranking of the Hamburg flight safety office Jacdec, although it is a major player in the country’s hotly contested domestic flight market. According to Jacdec, there were five total losses for the airline; four of them with passengers on board – only the last one was killed.
“Indonesia has always been a riskier area than other parts of the world: the plane is the only form of transport within the vast country where you don’t have to calculate days, but only hours,” explains Richter, who is also sensitive to tropical storms, torrential rains as well refers to a limited infrastructure as risk factors. Risky, hair-raising landing approaches are therefore often the order of the day.
“Every year we have incidents involving passenger planes at provincial airports that regularly roll over the runway,” says the expert. Even if the state invests a lot of money in maintaining and expanding the airports, the situation remains risky: “The combination of weather, difficult topography and short runways, many of which can only be approached when visibility is good, represents a permanent safety risk.” Airlines from German-speaking countries in the middle
The accident researchers at the Jacdec office ranked Spanish Air Europa fourth in their list of the hundred safest airlines, making it the safest European airline again. This is followed by Finnair (5) and the Dutch companies KLM (6) and Transavia (7), then Oman Air (8), Taiwanese Eva Air (9) and Jetblue Airways from the USA (10).
With the airlines from the German-speaking area, it was again only enough for a place in the midfield. As the safest German airline, Eurowings is in 28th place. Lufthansa, which slipped from 21st to 56th place in 2019 after an accident on the ground with a total loss, is now in 57th place.Swiss landed in 54th place and Austrian Airlines in 62nd place.
But the rating – which can be influenced by individual events on commercial scheduled flights – says nothing about the continued high level of security in the industry. The percentages of the airlines in the complex risk index are mostly very close to one another. The best value that can only be achieved theoretically is 100 percent. The Jacdec study records the hundred lines worldwide with the highest traffic performance – and rewards airlines with years of accident-free flight operations.
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