This is alarming and unexpected from a world-class airline

The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) is a platform dedicated to providing accurate aviation safety information for the public. Founded in 1989, the centre provides an annual ranking of how safe the different airlines are.


The 2015 list (based on 2014 data)

This might be a good list to keep on hand if you’re planning for an upcoming family holiday.

Although airline fatalities have been falling over recent years, 2014 was an atypical year due to the Malaysia Airlines twin disasters. About half of all airline fatalities in 2014 were in the Asia-Pacific region.

Despite being one of the best airlines in the world, Singapore Airlines could only rank 29 on the list of 60 airlines.


These are the top 5 safest airlines for 2015:

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Calculating the safety index

The safety index is the number to the extreme right of the above images. A lower score indicates that the airline is safer, and a higher score means the contrary.

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We help explain some of the more cheem terms used in the index calculation.

#1: Annual Revenue Passengers (RPK) 

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#2: Hull Loss Accidents

These refer to occasions where the aircraft was destroyed or can no longer be repaired.

#3: IOSA Membership

IOSA is an international evaluation system that assesses an airlines’ operational management and control systems. Although this segment is not particularly important in the index, the airline is “downgraded by a small quantum” if they are not a member.

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Netizens react to the SQ ranking

1. Compare with our trains

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Why must L*Y, why cannot just type out LKY? Didn’t know LKY was a vulgar term.

2. Hidden reference to Chinese passengers

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3. Hainan Airlines for the win

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We don’t mind the chicken rice bit though.

4. The loyalist

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But obviously his peers didn’t agree with him and gave his comment negative ratings.

5. Foreign Talent

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Hey, don’t curse the families of others. Rude. Mean.

Hope for better rankings in 2016

Based on previous year rankings, Singapore Airlines has stayed largely stagnant. Its highest ranking was #27 back in 2012. Hopefully, if more people know about these rankings, public pressure will force the Singapore Airlines management to step up their game.

After all, this is our national airline you’re dealing with.

And in case you were wondering, Malaysia Airlines fell from 34th place to 57th place.

See the full list here.

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With reference to JACDEC, TR Emeritus, JACDEC