World’s Safest Airlines in 2018 by JACDEC
JACDEC stands for Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, providing global safety analysis about commercial aviation since 1989. The German founders Jan-Arwed Richter and Christian Wolf have written a number of books about aviation accidents. Since 2002 JACDEC developed under that term social research a global as a service, detailed information about an airline are with costs
In the timeframe until the end of 2017, Emirates was the world’s safest airline. According to JACDEC CEO Jan-Arwed Richter, the annual JACDEC airline safety ranking is not only a snapshot in time. The ranking of the world’s safest airlines is based on a long-term analysis. This analysis takes 33 factors into account. Among those factors are, for instance, the number of passengers transported, as well as the kilometres flown. Moreover, other factors considered are the number of crashes and incidents (which passengers often do not notice whatsoever).
The JACDEC Safety Index was developed from their own database. The Centre also monitors current safety occurrences and provides updates on airline safety issues in social networks. The ratings take into account the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past 30 years, how they have fared more recently, and how many flights they have flown without incident. The results do not take into account the cause of the hull losses, or whether the airline is at fault, so they are not a perfect measure of how safely an airline operates.
In the following, the ten safest airlines according to the newest JACDEC rating are listed:
- Emirates (UAE, United Arab Emirates)
- Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAX, Norway)
- Virgin Atlantic Airways (VIR, United kingdom)
- KLM -Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM, The Netherlands)
- EasyJet (EZY, United Kingdom)
- Finnair (FIN, Finland)
- Etihad Airways (ETD, United Arab Emirates)
- Spirit Airlines (NKS, USA)
- Jetstar Airways (JST, Australia)
- Air Arabia (ABY, United Arab Emirates)