Fatality free Qantas tops ‘safest airline’ list from AirlineRatings.com

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By cabincrew.com on Monday 13th Jan, 2014 at 11:46

AirlineRatings.com, the safety and product rating website, has used its data to find Qantas the safest airline in 2013, out of the 448 airlines it monitors. Qantas has a fatality free record in the jet era - since 1951.

The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies and lead associations as well as government audits and the airline’s fatality record.
In all, ten airlines received seven stars for safety and in- flight product. They are (in alphabetical order):

• Air New Zealand
• All Nippon Airways
• Cathay Pacific Airways
• Emirates
• Etihad Airways
• Eva Air
• Qantas
• Royal Jordanian
• Singapore Airlines
• Virgin Atlantic

Of the 448 airlines surveyed 137 have the top seven-star safety ranking, while almost 50 have just three stars or less.

Remarkable safety record of Qantas

Over its 93-year history Qantas boasts an impressive record of firsts in safety and operations.

In 2008 in its successful defense, to the British Advertising Standards Association, of its claim that it is the world’s most experienced airline, Qantas was able to list almost 30 notable industry leading achievements.

According to AirlineRatings.com editor, Geoffrey Thomas, Qantas has been - and still is - a leader in the introduction of a host of technologies for the cockpit.
“There is no question that Qantas stands alone in its safety achievements and is an industry benchmark for best practice,” said Thomas.

At the other end of the safety record scale, a number of airlines still only achieve one and two stars for safety on AirlineRatings.com.

These include with one-star: Kam Air, Scat and Bluewing Airlines; and two-stars: Afghan Airways, Daallo Airlines, Eritrean Airlines, Lion Air, Merpati Airlines, Susi Air and Air Bagan.

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