How we determine the safety rating of an airline.
AviRate bases its safety assessments on 6 data:
- The existence of an IOSA certification.
- Existing approach and / or overflight prohibitions.
- A fatality free five-years period.
- FAA classification of the country of origin.
- A positive ICAO Country Audit, with our own minimum internal requirement for each of the 8 areas audited.
- Internal data such as minor accidents, maintenance reports and official data from authorities.
AviRate divides its safety rating into 3 main categories:
Green: High safety standards.
Yellow: Average safety standards.
Red: Insufficient safety standards.
Each main category is subdivided into 3-5 different values, with "AAA" considered top rating and "C-" considered unsafe.
Here are the individual values:
Please note that generally all airlines must adhere to national and international safety regulations and standarts.
Even an airline with a top rating is never 100% immune to accidents, but the precautions and standards of such an airline are high enough to minimize the risk.
Unfortunately, this is less true for airlines whose safety standards only meet the minimum requirements or even less.
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