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Qantas named the world’s safest airline

Qantas has topped the list of the world’s safest airlines for 2021, according to AirlineRatings.com.

Australian airline Qantas was named the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com

AirlineRatings.com has also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines for 2021 from the 385 it monitors.

In making its evaluation of the safest airlines in the world, AirlineRatings.com accounted for a comprehensive range of factors that include airline’s crash and serious incident record, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government audits, industry-leading safety initiatives, and fleet age.

Qantas is recognised as the world’s oldest continuously operating airline.

In selecting Qantas as the world’s safest airline for 2021, AirlineRatings.com editors noted that over its 100-year history the world’s oldest continuously operating airline has amassed an impeccable record of firsts in operations and safety.

The Australian airline has been a clear leader in the development of Future Air Navigation System; real-time monitoring of its engines across its fleet, the flight data recorder to monitor plane and later crew performance; automatic landings using Global Navigation Satellite System as well as precision approaches around mountains in the cloud using RNP.

Delta Air Lines also made the list of the world’s 20 safest airlines. (Photo: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg)

Qantas was the first or second to introduce the 16 major safety enhancements introduced in the past 60 years.

The site’sTop Twenty safest airlines have always been at the forefront of safety innovation, launching new aircraft and they have become a byword for excellence.

The safest airlines in numerical order are Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, and United Airlines.