Germanwings plane crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, drew attention to the aircraft flight safety European air transport companies, but official data show that these air operators offer some of the safest air transportation in the world, KLM, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal is European airlines with the best history in terms of air incidents.
This is the worst such accident in Europe, the collapse in 2008, shortly after takeoff, the aircraft Spanair Madrid airport, inform cnn.com . Also in France accident is the worst involving an aircraft of an airline of Europe from the Atlantic to collapse an Airbus A330 of Air France in 2009.
Germanwings disaster comes amid a tough year for the global aviation industry, dominated by accidents with hundreds of deaths.
In 2014, there were 641 deaths in plane crashes over three times more than in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association (International Air Transport Association, IATA). And this number does not include the 298 victims of felling Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July last year. That event was not classified as an accident.
However, statistics show that Europe is one of the safest areas for the carriage of persons.
According to the latest analysis of the European Aviation Safety Agency (European Aviation Safety Agency, EASA), the 28 European Union member states have the lowest number of fatal air accidents, with a rate of 1.8 accidents per million of commercial flights.
The number of air accidents classified as serious is relatively low in Europe. Only 0.15 per million flight aircraft were damaged so seriously that they can not be reused, according to IATA.
The figures are much better than in Asia Pacific region (0.44) and comparable to those of North America (0.11).Simply put, in Europe, a plane is lost every seven million flights, CNN explains.
Neither IATA nor EASA does not evaluate individual airlines on history to aircraft safety.
An organization that makes such analysis is however Assessment Data Center collapse on commercial aircraft (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, JACDEC), Germany. The organization achieved a top flight safety events of the largest airlines in the world 60. A quarter of these companies are airline operators in Europe.
JACDEC calculate the number of incidents reported to air traffic lost planes of each company in the last 30 years.
Dutch company KLM, Air France KLM group part occupies the best position in the top of all European companies, finishing in fifth place and the only one in the top ten.
The next European company in the ranking is Lufthansa ranks 12th. Four other operators in Europe Air Freight occupy positions in the top 20 safest companies: TAP Portugal, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Air Berlin. Scandinavian Airlines, SAS known under the acronym is the worst ranked European company, ranking 48.
While most airlines in Europe occupy the top half of the rankings, Asian operators are the worst positions. Asian companies are less than a third of the total of 60 operators in the classification drawn up by JACDEC, seven of the ten worst companies in terms of safety being Asian history.
The world’s safest airlines are named in two sets of annual positions, with Qantas and Cathay Pacific taking out .1 spots. The rankings from AirlineRatings.com place Qantas at number one for the 4th year in a row. The site said the Flying Kangaroo’s document of zero fatalities in its jet era were extraordinary. Airline Ratings named the remainder of 0 best safe airlines in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
Qantas was named the world airline. The web site ranked airlines based onaudits from aviation governing bodies and lead institutions, government audits, airline crash and severe incident record, profitability and fleet age. In the mean time, Hong Kong ’s Cathay Pacific carrier has been named the world’s closest airline for the 3rd year in out a row by Germany’sJet Airliner Crash Data Assessment Centre, orJACDEC. Air New Zealand followed in second position together with China’s Hainan Airlines rounding off the top three. Qantas was named the world’s ninth closest airline at JACDEC rankings, jumping four places from last year.
JACDEC reported out a total of 321 fatalities, 376 episodes, 219 severe incidents and 37 hull lossess among the carriers surveyed. Even though these numbers might seem high at first glance, 2017 saw about 3.5 billion air passengers fly, which places its incidents at one death for every 10, 769, 230 travellers. 2013 remains the closest year on document for flying together with 29 fatal crashes and 265 deaths. Other high profile accidents in 2016 included its loss of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo, which vanished from its Mediterranean in May, and Flydubai Flight 981 which crashed after an aborted landing in Russia.
Here are the top ten safest large airlines in Europe, according JACDEC:
Airline's popular flights KLM
Moscow → Bangkok
Moscow → Istanbul
Moscow → Paris
Moscow → Dubai
Moscow → Phuket
Moscow → Barcelona
Moscow → Prague
Moscow → Antalya
Moscow → Rome
Saint Petersburg → Paris
Top 10 World's Safest Airlines for 2018.
The website AirlineRatings.com assessed 409 major airlines before delivering its verdict, taking into account previous incidents, the average age of their fleets, ...