EVA Air retains 9th spot in global airline safety index

Taipei,  Taiwan-based EVA Airways said Tuesday that it continues to hold ninth position among the world’s safest airlines in an annual index compiled by Germany’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC).

EVA Air, which has consistently ranked at the forefront among the top 100 safest airlines since JACDEC began releasing airline safety rankings in 2003, said the recognition is a credit to its staff, who remain committed to safety standards, particularly amid the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

JACDEC, an organization that monitors more than 1,000 flight operators and serves as a reliable source for aviation safety information, also names Emirates as the safest airline in the world in the report released earlier this month.

Emirates is followed by Etihad Airways, Scoot Tigerair, Air Europa and Finnair, according to the report, which uses a risk index to evaluate 33 parameters for annual overall rankings by comparing a value for each airline’s accumulated operations with those of other carriers.

It considers factors such as fleet age, International Air Transport Association (IATA) flight safety audits, serious flight accidents and flight losses over the past 30 years.

Rounding out the top 10 list were KLM, Transavia, Oman Air, EVA Air and Jetblue Airways.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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