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Statistics

Accident Rates By Aircraft:
Statistics valid through December 31, 2004

The following table provides statistical information regarding the safety of selected aircraft types. A fatal event is defined as 'an event in which one passenger was fatally injured solely due to the operation of an aircraft.' The number of fatalities in each fatal accident is irrelevant in the statistics presented below. Hijackings are excluded. Safety Ranks are from safest to least safe.

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Model Rate Events No. Flights Rank
Aerospatiale Concorde 12.5 1 0.08 Million 19
Airbus A300 1.13 9 8.0 Million 12
Airbus A310 1.85 5 2.7 Million 13
Airbus A319/320/321 0.67 4 6.0 Million 7
Boeing 727 0.66 46 70.0 Million 6
Boeing 737 0.62 47 76.0 Million 5
Boeing 747 1.62 24 14.8 Million 14
Boeing 757 0.56 4 7.2 Million 4
Boeing 767 0.46 3 6.5 Million 3
British Aerospace BAe 146 0.89 4 4.5 Million 10
Embraer 110 Bandeirante 3.73 28 7.5 Million 17
Embraer 120 Brasilia 0.71 5 7.0 Million 8
Fokker F-28 2.35 20 8.5 Million 16
Fokker F-70/F-100 0.67 3 4.5 Million 7
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar 0.91 5 5.5 Million 11
McDonnell Douglas DC-9 0.76 42 55.5 Million 9
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 1.97 15 7.6 Million 15
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 0.45 9 20 Million 2
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 5.71 4 0.7 Million 18
Saab 340 0.33 3 9.0 Million 1


Accident Rates By Airline:
Statistics valid through December 31, 2004

The following table provides statistical information regarding the safety of selected airlines. A fatal event is defined as 'an event in which one passenger was fatally injured solely due to the operation of an aircraft.' The number of fatalities in each fatal accident is irrelevant in the statistics presented below. Hijackings are excluded.

 
United States & Canada
Airline Rate Events No. Flights
Air Canada 0.63 3 4.75 Million
Alaska Airlines 0.74 3 4.05 Million
Aloha Airlines 0.49 1 1.34 Million
American Airlines/Eagle 0.59 10 17.0 Million
Continental Airlines/Express 0.63 5 8.00 Million
Delta Air Lines/Connection 0.30 6 20.0 Million
Midwest Express Airlines 3.85 1 0.26 Million
Northwest Airlines/Airlink 0.43 4 9.20 Million
Trans World Airlines/Express 0.74 6 8.10 Million
United Airlines/Express 0.50 9 18.0 Million
USAirways/Express (USAir) 0.56 8 55.5 Million
ValuJet/AirTran 5.88 1 0.17 Million
Caribbean & Latin/South America
Airline Rate Events No. Flights
Aerolineas Argentinas 1.20 2 1.67 Million
Aeromexico 1.85 4 2.16 Million
Aeroperu 16.7 2 0.12 Million
Avianca 3.15 4 1.27 Million
Cubana 24.0 8 0.33 Million
LAN Chile 4.00 2 0.50 Million
Mexicana Airlines 0.53 1 1.90 Million
Transbrasil 2.35 2 0.85 Million
VASP 3.24 6 1.85 Million
Varig 1.22 3 2.45 Million
Europe
Airline Rate Events No. Flights
Air France 1.19 7 5.90 Million
Alitalia 0.77 3 3.90 Million
Braathens SAFE 0.74 1 1.35 Million
British Airways 0.32 2 6.50 Million
British Midland 0.97 1 1.03 Million
Iberia 0.89 4 4.50 Million
KLM 1.25 3 2.40 Million
Lufthansa 0.41 3 7.30 Million
Olympic Airways 1.67 3 1.80 Million
Swissair 1.25 4 3.20 Million
Tap Air Portugal 1.18 1 0.85 Million
Turkish Airlines (THY) 7.30 8 1.10 Million
Africa & Middle East
Airline Rate Events No. Flights
Air Afrique 3.33 1 0.30 Million
Air Zimbabwe 12.5 2 0.16 Million
EgyptAir 8.00 6 0.75 Million
Ethiopian Airlines 4.00 2 0.50 Million
Iran Air 2.50 2 0.80 Million
Kenya Airways 3.00 1 0.33 Million
Nigeria Airways 5.00 3 0.60 Million
Royal Air Moroc 1.54 1 0.65 Million
Royal Jordanian 8.82 3 0.34 Million
Saudi Arabian Airlines 1.40 3 1.60 Million
South African Airways 0.63 1 1.60 Million
Australia & Asia
Airline Rate Events No. Flights
Air India 6.82 3 0.44 Million
Air New Zealand 0.74 1 1.35 Million
All Nippon 0.22 1 4.64 Million
Asiana 1.85 1 1.54 Million
Cathay Pacific 0.97 1 1.03 Million
China Airlines 10.2 7 0.69 Million
Garuda Indonesia 4.08 8 1.96 Million
Indian Airlines 4.80 12 2.50 Million
Japan Airlines 2.05 5 2.44 Million
Korean Air 5.38 7 1.30 Million
Malaysia Airlines 1.11 2 1.80 Million
Pakistan International 5.00 7 1.40 Million
Philippine Airlines 4.68 8 1.71 Million
SilkAir/Singapore Airlines 2.00 2 1.00 Million
Thai Airways International 2.85 3 1.05 Million


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