Airlines Ratings, has given a safety rating of 6/7 for Ethiopian airlines, which places the airline as one of the safest airline in the world to fly with.
A brand new aircraft 737MAX went down twice in a year. The initial flight data shows a similarity with lion air crash, where there is an inconsistent vertical speed.
Lion Air flight crashed 13 minutes after takeoff, while the Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just six minutes after takeoff.
However, an eyewitness Tegegn Dechasa told AFP the plane came down in flames. “The plane was in flames in its rear side shortly before the crash. The plane was swerving erratically before the crash.”..“The crash caused a big explosion,”
The safety rating for each airline is based on a comprehensive analysis utilizing information from the world’s aviation governing body and leading association along with governments and crash data. Each airline has the potential to earn seven stars. For more information see the disclaimer.
The 7-star safety assessment criteria for all airlines is as follows
3 starts for IOSA certified
One full star is awarded if the airline is not black listed by the European Union (EU)
One full star is awarded if the airline maintained a fatality free record for the past 10 years
One full star is awarded if the airline is FAA endorsed
another one full star is awarded if the country of the airline meet between 6 and 8 on ICAO safety parameters.
Also Safety ratings, take out a star;
– if the airline’s fleet been grounded by the country’s governing aviation safety authority due to safety concerns
– if the airline operate only aircraft built in the former Soviet Union and designed up to 1990
According to Plane Crash Info there are 41 airlines to have never suffered a fatal accident in their history, including pre-jet engines.
Trans State Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines