Safety: World’s Safest Airlines 2021
Let’s just cut to the chase – here they are according to AirlineRatings.com
- Qatar Airways
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
- EVA Air
- Etihad Airways
- Alaska Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- British Airways
- Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
The editors analyze crashes, serious incidents, audits from aviation’s governing bodies and leading associations; government audits, and fleet age in making their determinations.
The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.
It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.
This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.
Strangely, they rather closely echo airlines that are generally highly regarded for their operations and service standards. No surprises there. It’s also interesting to note that in normal times, the top 10 or so, service Australia.
The odd thing is to co-list Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic, when Virgin Australia shares very little other than a branding license with the Atlantic namesake, and hasn’t flown internationally since around April 2020.
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