Air India Fares Poorly in Safety Ranking

Rare is the Indian who has a kind word to say about Air India and its hopeless record when it comes to service.

But what’s worse is that Air India also fares miserably in the ranking of the World’s Safest Airlines for 2012.

In a ranking of 60 Safest Airlines by JEDCO (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre), Air India comes in at a miserable 58.


Jet Airways, also from India, has fared better, coming in at No-37.

Air India Ranks Poorly on Safety

JEDCO’s ranking is based on annual safety calculations that include all hull loss accidents and serious incidents in the last 30 years of operations in relation to the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) in the same time.

Besides taking into account international safety benchmarks such as the IOSA Audit and the USOAP country factor, JEDCO has included a time weightening factor to increases the effect of recent accidents and weakening the impact of accidents in the past.

Overall, JEDCO tallied up 496 passenger fatalities with 44 hull loses in 2012, marginally better than 2011.

One Response to "Air India Fares Poorly in Safety Ranking"

  1. Naveen   January 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Off Topic:

    Air India should consider hiring a few like her to spice up the air travel experience 😉 Responds:

    “A huge crowd gathered at the temple, hoping for a glimpse of the adult movie star. Sunny had to be whisked away in Ekta Kapoor’s car, while her car followed behind.”

    This crowd thing is a unique Indian phenomenon.

    Indians quickly crowd around anything – building collapse, beggar on the ground, a sadhu, a film-star, cricket player, fights, visit of a local politician, accidents, a cow sitting on the street, bus stops, film shooting…in the old days even outside TV showrooms.

    Everything is “entertainment” in Mera Bharat Mahaan for the aam admi (common man). 😉

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