Germanwings plane crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, drew attention to the aircraft flight safety European air transport companies, but official data show that these air operators offer some of the safest air transportation in the world, KLM, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal is European airlines with the best history in terms of air incidents.
An Airbus A320 of the company’s low-cost Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, the main German airline, crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, all 150 people on board lost their lives.
This is the worst such accident in Europe, the collapse in 2008, shortly after takeoff, the aircraft Spanair Madrid airport, inform cnn.com . Also in France accident is the worst involving an aircraft of an airline of Europe from the Atlantic to collapse an Airbus A330 of Air France in 2009.
Germanwings disaster comes amid a tough year for the global aviation industry, dominated by accidents with hundreds of deaths.
In 2014, there were 641 deaths in plane crashes over three times more than in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association (International Air Transport Association, IATA). And this number does not include the 298 victims of felling Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July last year. That event was not classified as an accident.
However, statistics show that Europe is one of the safest areas for the carriage of persons.
According to the latest analysis of the European Aviation Safety Agency (European Aviation Safety Agency, EASA), the 28 European Union member states have the lowest number of fatal air accidents, with a rate of 1.8 accidents per million of commercial flights.
The number of air accidents classified as serious is relatively low in Europe. Only 0.15 per million flight aircraft were damaged so seriously that they can not be reused, according to IATA.
The figures are much better than in Asia Pacific region (0.44) and comparable to those of North America (0.11).Simply put, in Europe, a plane is lost every seven million flights, CNN explains.
Neither IATA nor EASA does not evaluate individual airlines on history to aircraft safety.
An organization that makes such analysis is however Assessment Data Center collapse on commercial aircraft (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, JACDEC), Germany. The organization achieved a top flight safety events of the largest airlines in the world 60. A quarter of these companies are airline operators in Europe.
JACDEC calculate the number of incidents reported to air traffic lost planes of each company in the last 30 years.
Dutch company KLM, Air France KLM group part occupies the best position in the top of all European companies, finishing in fifth place and the only one in the top ten.
The next European company in the ranking is Lufthansa ranks 12th. Four other operators in Europe Air Freight occupy positions in the top 20 safest companies: TAP Portugal, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Air Berlin. Scandinavian Airlines, SAS known under the acronym is the worst ranked European company, ranking 48.
While most airlines in Europe occupy the top half of the rankings, Asian operators are the worst positions. Asian companies are less than a third of the total of 60 operators in the classification drawn up by JACDEC, seven of the ten worst companies in terms of safety being Asian history.
Here are the top ten safest large airlines in Europe, according JACDEC:
3. TAP Portugal
4. British Airways
5. Virgin Atlantic
6. Air Berlin
8. Thomson Airways