Rating of the safest airline companies 2017

Rating of the safest airline companies 2017


Here is annual traditional rating of the safest airline companies 2017 published by German audit companies Jacdec. This rating is created for 15 years already and the principle and algorithm of calculating the airline company’s safety index you may see on this page right under the list of airline companies.

As compared to previous year top 10 of the safest airline companies has changed, except the leader Cathay Pacific Airways that takes first place of honor for the third time in row and also the fourth and the eighth places that take Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. In the new year the rating have entered four new airline companies but the only representative of Russia – “Aeroflot” that has lost first place takes 37th place.

The safest airline companies of the world 2017

# 1(-) Cathay Pacific Airways — Index* 0,005
# 2(+5) Air New Zealand — Index* 0,007
# 3(+2) Hainan Airlines — Index* 0,009
# 4(-) Qatar Airways — Index* 0,009
# 5(+1) KLM — Index* 0,011
# 6(-3) EVA Air — Index* 0,012
# 7(-5) Emirates — Index* 0,013
# 8(-) Etihad Airways — Index* 0,014
# 9(+4) QANTAS — Index* 0,015
# 10(-1) Japan Airlines — Index* 0,015
# 11(+4) All Nippon Airways — Index* 0,016
# 12(-) Lufthansa — Index* 0,016
# 13(-3) TAP Portugal — Index* 0,017
# 14(-) Virgin Atlantic Airways — Index* 0,017
# 15(+2) Delta Air Lines — Index* 0,018
# 16(-) Air Canada — Index* 0,020
# 17(-6) JetBlue Airlines — Index* 0,020
# 18(+4) Virgin Australia — Index* 0,020
# 19(-1) British Airways — Index* 0,023
# 20(-) Air Berlin — Index* 0,023
# 21(-) WestJet Airlines — Index* 0,023
# 22(-3) Sichuan Airlines — Index* 0,028
# 23(+5) Norwegian Air Shuttle — Index* 0,032
# 24(-1) Shenzhen Airlines — Index* 0,032
# 25(-) Iberia — Index* 0,034
# 26(+1) Jetstar Airways — Index* 0,036
# 27(-3) Southwest Airlines — Index* 0,037
# 28(-2) EasyJet — Index* 0,037
# 29(new) Air Asia — Index* 0,043
# 30(-1) Thomson Airways — Index* 0,047
# 31(-) United Airlines — Index* 0,051
# 32(-2) Singapore Airlines — Index* 0,051
# 33(-) China Eastern Airlines — Index* 0,061
# 34(-) Ryanair — Index* 0,064
# 35(-3) Swiss — Index* 0,064
# 36(new) LATAM Chile — Index* 0,095
# 37(-1) Aeroflot — Index* 0,101
# 38(-3) Jet Airways — Index* 0,109
# 39(-1) Alitalia — Index* 0,113
# 40(-1) Air India — Index* 0,115
# 41(+1) Air China — Index* 0,121
# 42(-2) Air France — Index* 0,127
# 43(+5) Aeromexico — Index* 0,127
# 44(-1) Alaska Airlines — Index* 0,143
# 45(-4) American Airlines — Index* 0,146
# 46(-2) China Southern Airlines — Index* 0,171
# 47(-1) Asiana Airlines — Index* 0,215
# 48(+3) Thai Airways International — Index* 0,224
# 49(-2) SAS Scandinavian Airlines — Index* 0,267
# 50(-) Turkish Airlines — Index* 0,316
# 51(-2) Korean Air — Index* 0,349
# 52(new) Xiamen Airlines — Index* 0,439
# 53(-1) GOL Transportes Aéreos — Index* 0,472
# 54(-1) Saudia — Index* 0,507
# 55(new) LATAM Brazil — Index* 0,575
# 56(-1) Malaysia Airlines — Index* 0,668
# 57(+2) Lion Air — Index* 0,764
# 58(-2) Garuda — Index* 0,770
# 57(-2) Avianca Colombia — Index* 0,914
# 60(-2) China Airlines — Index* 0,997

Jacdec Safety Index

Jacdec is creating the list of the safest airline companies during 15 years already. Safety Index is not perfect but for today it is one of the best instruments for comparing airline companies in flight safety.
What this index is based on?
To calculate the index for each carrier are taken data about all aviation accidents and incidents for the last 30 years in relation to the total number of transported passengers and distance covered for the same period (passenger turnover). Also, significant role play audit rates of safety of International organizations IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
Besides, in the formula an important measurement is the time of aviation accident, most recent accidents have bigger weight and vice versa. Totally are used 8 parameters for calculation:
1. Passenger turnover for 30 years
2. Number of victims for 30 years
3. Number of fully lost or destroyed aircrafts that are beyond repair for 30 years
4. Number of “serious incidents” for the same time. Under “serious incident” is meant case when the accident had a narrow escape.
5. The number of full years with no accident. The more years are, the better index is.
6. Membership in International organizations IOSA and ICAO.
7. Factor of time. Accidents from the past are less important than earlier accidents.
8. Rating of the country to which the airline company belongs to. The countries are divided for several groups according to transparence of the actions of controlling authority of flight accidents investigation.

Official web-site — www.jacdec.de