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9. Which airline is on the world's Top 10 safest airlines list, according to the Air Transport Rating Agency in 2011 (based on 2010 data).

Air Canada ranked No. 1 safest based on 15 criteria, including number of accidents in the past 10 years (Air Canada's last fatal accident was in 1983), maintenance expenses, age of aircraft, number of miles flown, etc). The remaining top 9, in order of “safest” Air France-KLM, AMR Corporation (American Airlines and American Eagles) Delta Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, United-Continental Holdings, US Airways. But a 1996 FAA study (by GRA, Inc.) suggests that passengers shouldn’t rely on such data: "Past research on aviation safety has been unable to find statistically significant differences among individual carriers (within peer groups) based on their accident records. This is due in part to the extraordinarily small number of accidents that do occur."

Air Canada ranked No. 1 safest based on 15 criteria, including number of accidents in the past 10 years (Air Canada's last fatal accident was in 1983), maintenance expenses, age of aircraft, number of miles flown, etc). The remaining top 9, in order of “safest” Air France-KLM, AMR Corporation (American Airlines and American Eagles) Delta Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, United-Continental Holdings, US Airways. But a 1996 FAA study (by GRA, Inc.) suggests that passengers shouldn’t rely on such data: "Past research on aviation safety has been unable to find statistically significant differences among individual carriers (within peer groups) based on their accident records. This is due in part to the extraordinarily small number of accidents that do occur."

Air Canada ranked No. 1 safest based on 15 criteria, including number of accidents in the past 10 years (Air Canada's last fatal accident was in 1983), maintenance expenses, age of aircraft, number of miles flown, etc). The remaining top 9, in order of “safest” Air France-KLM, AMR Corporation (American Airlines and American Eagles) Delta Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, United-Continental Holdings, US Airways. But a 1996 FAA study (by GRA, Inc.) suggests that passengers shouldn’t rely on such data: "Past research on aviation safety has been unable to find statistically significant differences among individual carriers (within peer groups) based on their accident records. This is due in part to the extraordinarily small number of accidents that do occur."

Air Canada ranked No. 1 safest based on 15 criteria, including number of accidents in the past 10 years (Air Canada's last fatal accident was in 1983), maintenance expenses, age of aircraft, number of miles flown, etc). The remaining top 9, in order of “safest” Air France-KLM, AMR Corporation (American Airlines and American Eagles) Delta Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, United-Continental Holdings, US Airways. But a 1996 FAA study (by GRA, Inc.) suggests that passengers shouldn’t rely on such data: "Past research on aviation safety has been unable to find statistically significant differences among individual carriers (within peer groups) based on their accident records. This is due in part to the extraordinarily small number of accidents that do occur."

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Singapore Airlines

 

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Japan Air Lines

 

Emirates Airlines

 
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