Thursday, 20 June 2013

'Least safe' aircraft models and 'least' safe airlines revealed was developed by Geoffrey Thomas, an Australian aviation author, and is the result of two years of “painstaking” work by a team of researchers.

It has assessed 425 airlines around the world, ranking them using a star rating system. One-star airlines, it claims, are the least reliable.

More than 40 airlines were given three stars or fewer, including Lion Air based in Indonesia, Yeti Airlines in Nepal, and Solomon Airlines.

A total of 137 airlines have been given seven stars, the top mark, including British Airways, Flybe, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus.

The world’s ‘least safe’ aircraft models, based on an analysis of air crash statistics from the past decade, have also been revealed. urged travellers to steer clear of four models in particular - the LET410, the Antonov AN-12, the Ilyushin Il-76, and the CASA C-212.

Of the 55 models analysed by, the safest were deemed to be Boeing’s 777, 717, 787 and 767/757, the Airbus A380 and A340, the Embraer 135/145, and CRJ 700/1000 – none of which have ever been involved in a fatal accident.

Click on the following links to read the full Telegraph articles on 'least' safe aircraft and 'least' safe airlines.

Rag - Always worth knowing when booking trips to Thailand.....

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