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    The world's least safe airlines for 2016 revealed

    An annual survey of the world's biggest airlines has revealed those with the worst safety records.

    AirlineRatings.com examined audits from aviation governing bodies and lead associations, as well as government audits and fatality records for each airline. It also looked at airlines' operational histories, incident records and operational excellence.

    The website provided safety ratings for 407 airlines, awarding them up to seven stars. Of those, 148 were given the top rating, while almost 50 had just three stars or less.

    A total of 10 airlines, all from Nepal, Indonesia or Surinam, qualified for just one or zero stars for 2016:

    1) Batik Air

    2) Bluewing Airlines

    3) Citilink

    4) Kal-Star Aviation

    5) Lion Air

    6) Sriwijaya Air

    7) TransNusa

    8) Trigana Air Service

    9) Wings Air

    10) Xpress Air

    The announcement follows a troubling year for aviation that included two significant disasters, both of which reignited debate surrounding issues of security and concerns over pilot's mental wellbeing.

    On 3 January it was revealed that for the second year running, the main cause of aviation deaths in 2015 was "unlawful interference" - in other words, murder - according to a report by leading air safety firm To70. The consultancy cited the still-unsolved disappearance of MH370 and MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2015, as well as the Germanwings and Metrojet crashes in the Alps and Sinai respectively.

    224 people were killed when the Russian Metrojet Airbus A321-231 broke apart shortly after its departure from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport in Egypt.

    In March 2015, a Germanwings Airbus A320-211 crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. It was later revealed that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who had suicidal tendancies, had caused the crash deliberately.

    AirlineRatings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas explained that Germanwings has retained its seven star safety rating for 2016 because the incident was caused by pilot suicide.

    "In our rating system, which is endorsed by aviation's governing body the International Civil Aviation Organisation, if deaths occurred through acts of terrorism, high jacking or pilot suicide, they are not included in the crash record," he said.

    Some aviation-safety specialists have questioned the basis for the AirlineRatings survey, because it does not appear to prioritise what many passengers regard as the most significant safety consideration: an airline's track record of flying millions of missions with no loss of life.

    By such a measure, the US carrier Southwest is way ahead of all other airlines. It has operated more than 22 million flights and carried 1.5 billion passengers since its foundation in 1971, without a single fatal accident.

    The two leading European budget airlines, easyJet and Ryanair, also have fatality-free records, and last year safely flew around 180m passengers between them. The three carriers from the British Isles included in the AirlineRatings "top ten safest low-cost airlines" - Aer Lingus, Flybe and Thomas Cook Airlines - carried only about 22m between them.

    Malaysia Airlines, struck by two incidents that left all passengers on board dead or missing in 2014, was given five stars out of a possible seven in the ratings: the same as Ryanair and Thomson Airways.

    If an airline has a crash that involves the death of a passenger and/or crew members it will automatically lose a star from its safety-rating rankings.

    Iraqi Airways was last month banned from operating in EU airspace, due to "unaddressed safety concerns", and has been given two-star safety rating by AirlineRatings.com.

    Thailand's aviation industry was placed under "special measures" in 2015 after issues were flagged by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Carriers including Thai Airways, which was awarded four out of seven stars for safety, were spared being placed on the EU blacklist.

    Officials said they would "closely monitor future developments" and would consider bans if air passenger safety was deemed to be at risk.

    The world's least safe airlines for 2016 revealed - Times of India

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    did MH pay enough to dive off the list

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    No Thai Airlines making the list.

    In defence of the carriers in Nepal - they have unpredictable weather and a string of shitty airports...and pilots drink a lot.

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    lion air fly them regular now when in Thailand.

    very good prices.

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    At the other end of the scale (the safest airlines).


    AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website, which was launched in June 2013, has announced its top twenty safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2016 from the 407 it monitors.

    Top of the list for the third year is Australia’s Qantas, which has a fatality free record in the jet era – an extraordinary record. Making up the remainder of the top twenty in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. - See more at: Major Airline News - AirlineRatings.com


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    lion air fly them regular now when in Thailand.

    very good prices.
    ever wonder why?

    look at the report, they rate as one of the worlds worst airlines.



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    Safety rating : 1/7 Rating Criteria | Safety Rating Breakdown

    Product rating : 1/5 Rating Criteria
    - See more at: Lion Air Review & Safety Ratings | AirlineRatings.com

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    Never had a problem with them,to be honest find there services pretty good,apart from the last flight the check in staff was an idiot.

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    Air BJ, smoothhandling and if you got go what a way

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    lion air, if you ever did have a problem, you certainly wouldnt be here to report it.

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    their safety rating is the worlds lowest.

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    My next flight with them is in a couple of weeks if we survive it.

    Maybe thats why they fly from the kingdom now

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    happy landings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Never had a problem with them,to be honest find there services pretty good,apart from the last flight the check in staff was an idiot.

    Why shouldn't this surprise us that you find one of the worst airlines on record to be passable....?

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    So how did lion Air make that list I wonder ?

    Is it because of maintenance issues or just because some tosser complained about the size of the seat and the lack of a free cup of tea. ?

    I've never read any stories regards Lion Air crashing, they are exactly the same as any other budget airline in Thailand.

    I have never flown them by the way, not yet anyway.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    there are explanations on the website on how the ratings are calculated.

    it is nothing to do with passenger comfort.

    The safety rating for each airline is based on a comprehensive analysis utilising information from the world's aviation governing body and leading association along with governments and crash data. Each airline has the potential to earn seven stars. For more information see the disclaimer.

    The 7 star safety assessment criteria for all airlines is as follows

    Is the airline IOSA or ISSA certified? If yes two stars are awarded; if not, no star is given.

    What is IOSA Certification?

    The IATA* Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification audit is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA uses internationally recognised audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner. Airlines are re evaluated every two years. Registering for IOSA certification and auditing is not mandatory therefore an airline that does not have IOSA certification may have either failed the IOSA audit or alternatively chosen not to participate. ISSA certification is similar to IOSA but tailored for airlines that operate small regional aircraft with a take-off weight less than 5700kgs or because their business model does not allow conformity with other IOSA requirements. Generally these airlines operate aircraft with fewer than 35 seats.
    *IATA (International Air Transport Association) - See more at: Airline Ratings.



    Is the airline on the European Union (EU) Blacklist? If no a full star is awarded; if yes then no star is given.
    What is the EU Blacklist?

    A list of airlines banned from flying into European airspace due to safety concerns arising from alleged poor aircraft maintenance and/or regulatory oversight. Airlines banned by the EU may have a flawless safety record however the potential risk towards passenger safety is deemed by the EU as too high and a ban is put in place

    Has the airline maintained a fatality free record for the past 10 years? If yes the airline is awarded a full star; if not then no star is given.

    A fatality is deemed as the death of crew and/or passengers whilst on board the aircraft due to an accident. If deaths occurred through acts of terrorism, highjackings OR pilot suicide they have not been included. If an airline suffered a fatal accident through no fault of its own such as a runway incursion on the active runway (an incident where an unauthorized aircraft, vehicle or person is on a runway) this has also not been included.

    Is the airline FAA endorsed? If yes a full star is awarded; if not, no star is given.
    What is FAA endorsement?

    In the United States, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has a list that bans countries (not airlines) from flying into American Airspace. The ban arises from a deemed inability to adhere to international aviation standards for aircraft operations and maintenance. According to the FAA Web site, "those that do not meet these international standards cannot initiate new service and are restricted to current levels of any existing service to the United States while corrective actions are underway". An airline or airlines from a prohibited country may have a flawless safety record however the potential risk to safety is deemed too high by the FAA to allow operations in American airspace.

    Does the country of airline origin meet all 8 ICAO safety parameters? If yes TWO stars are awarded to the airline. However, if the one criteria that is below the average is so by less than 15 per cent it is considered a pass. If 5 to 7 of the criteria are met one star is awarded. If the country only meets up to four criteria no star is given.
    What is ICAO and what are the 8 parameters?

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The 8 ICAO audit parameters that pertain to safety are; Legislation, Organization, Licensing, Operations, Airworthiness, Accident Investigation, Air Navigation Service and Aerodromes. For more information on a particular country visit: Safety Audit Information.

    Has the airline's fleet been grounded by the country's governing aviation safety authority due to safety concerns? If yes an additional star will be taken off the total for five years from the time of grounding

    Does the airline operate only Russian built aircraft? If yes an additional star will be taken off the total.

    - See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/rating....eL4q9FCR.dpuf

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    Back to the Cellar Troll.

    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Never had a problem with them,to be honest find there services pretty good,apart from the last flight the check in staff was an idiot.

    Why shouldn't this surprise us that you find one of the worst airlines on record to be passable....?

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    Terry there well worth a try brand new planes.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    So how did lion Air make that list I wonder ?

    Is it because of maintenance issues or just because some tosser complained about the size of the seat and the lack of a free cup of tea. ?

    I've never read any stories regards Lion Air crashing, they are exactly the same as any other budget airline in Thailand.

    I have never flown them by the way, not yet anyway.

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    try brand new planes.
    thats like saying brand new cars never crash.

    who are the pilots? whats their training and workload, who services the planes?

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    ^ ^

    I don't think I will Jacky, Tax recons they are dangerous because of that list.

    Maybe that guide missed the bit where Lion Air is flying new planes.

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    Has Tax fly them though.

    Must admit there check in is shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    try brand new planes.
    thats like saying brand new cars never crash.

    who are the pilots? whats their training and workload, who services the planes?

    Huh Tax.

    You can ask that question of every Airline in the world.

    Qantas was flying their brand spanker A380 when an engine exploded. If not for the skill of the Pilot all would of been lost.

    Look at Malaysians bad luck.

    Look at that Turd that locked his Pilot out of the Cabin and crashed the Plane.

    The list goes on.

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    it does mention the new planes.

    accidents are mostly down to pilot error though.

    good training costs money, as does employing experienced pilots as opposed to young kids just out of flying school and working them 20 hours a day.

    these airlines are cheap for a reason, and that reason is not the philanthropy of the owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post

    Must admit there check in is shit.

    When one pays 25 Satang for the flight one cannot expect greatness Jackyboy.

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    how come qantas never crash their planes yet indonesian airlines crash theirs regularly?

    they use the same planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    it does mention the new planes.

    accidents are mostly down to pilot error though.

    good training costs money, as does employing experienced pilots as opposed to young kids just out of flying school and working them 20 hours a day.

    these airlines are cheap for a reason, and that reason is not the philanthropy of the owners.

    I'm not trying to argue with you Tax but merely pointing out all budget airlines in Thailand are basically the same.

    AirAsia provides a very cheap flight and has done so for over a decade, It has flown millions of passengers and had only one incident last year.

    Not Pilot error by the way.

    Thai Airways which is a Hi-So airline was dragged over the coals for there shit maintenance and nearly banned from flying into Euro airspace.

    There ya go.

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    Tax, from a statistical point of view, Qantas is a very dangerous airline.

    Their time is nigh...........

    Best go for the median airline and hope the pilot is a European or American.

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