• Language
  • App
  • Subscriptions
  • Specials
  • Sign-In
  • Register
GeStepAhead Realasset Realasset
moneycontrol.com

Home » News » Business

Jan 27, 2013, 10.03 AM | Source: PTI

Air India trashes report ranking its safety amongst worst

National carrier Air India today termed as "questionable" a report released by a German aviation think-tank ranking it as the third worst airline among 60 global carriers in terms of safety.

Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3

Air India trashes report ranking its safety amongst worst

National carrier Air India today termed as "questionable" a report released by a German aviation think-tank ranking it as the third worst airline among 60 global carriers in terms of safety.

Post Your Comments

Share Cancel

Air India trashes report ranking its safety amongst worst
National carrier Air India today termed as 'questionable' a report released by a German aviation think-tank ranking it as the third worst airline among 60 global carriers in terms of safety.

"The ratings arrived at by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) is questionable considering that airlines like American Airlines, Aeroflot, US Airways etc which have a worse track record of hull-losses as well as fatalities, are rated safer than Air India," the state-run airline said in a statement.

Also Read: Financial, aviation sectors to get astro support

Air India has been rated the world's third least safe airline among 60 global carriers after China Airlines and TAM Airlines by Hamburg-based JACDEC that monitors plane crashes around the world. The annual safety ranking "is strongly refuted", the statement said, adding the data utilised by the agency for arriving at the rankings "is factually incorrect".

"The agency has quoted three hull-losses against Air India in the last 30 years. However, Air India has had only one crash on June 1985, resulting in hull loss and 329 deaths. This crash was a result of terrorist action rather than poor safety," the airline said.

Other than this crash, Air India has had an excellent safety track record during the period considered by JACDEC, it added. Air India is the first airline in the country and among the first 10 in the world to have the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification which is a benchmark for aviation safety norms, the airline noted.

The airline's engineering department is FAA and EASA- certified and one of the strengths of Air India is its adherence to all safety norms and procedures, the statement said adding the domestic aviation regulator, DGCA, maintains a strict surveillance besides monitoring of all operators in India.

Ads by Google

Buy, Hold, Sell ? Hear it first on M3
Air India trashes report ranking its safety amongst worst

See all

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Login using moneycontrol ID

Username
Password

Need help logging in? Reset password.

Don´t have an account? Sign Up

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Simply sign up using this short form

* mandatory

UserName*

Username should be atleast 4 character

Password*

Password should be 8 or more characters,
atleast 1 number, 1 symbol & 1 upper case letter

Alert

Your Password should contain
  • 8 or more characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 symbol
  • At least 1 upper case letter
Confirm Password*
Email
Already have an account? Login