JACDEC – this abbreviation stands for Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre.
Jacdec has become a global source for professional and accurate aviation safety information for the benefit of companies, aviation professionals and individual travellers.
Two students fascinated by flying and commercial aviation met each other by coincidence in 1989. With poor knowledge but much enthusiasm we decided to aircraft type production lists for getting familiar with our brand new and expensive 286 personal computer. One day they decided to begin with a list of all jet aircraft written off in accidents. At the end of the day there were about five pages leaving the noisy 9-needle printer. We decided we need to know more about each case and that´s when JACDEC was born.
Since the beginning of the JACDEC project in 1989, we collect every possible information about accidents and aviation safety in general. Therefore we have established an professional database, which incorporates dozens of files containing tens of thousads documents. Press archive, official Accident Reports, studies, statistics and articles by aviation professionals was the main source in pre-digital times.
In print, on harddisc and nowadays in the E-cloud, JACDEC has grown from a amateur student project to one of the most trustet sources in global aviation safety analysis. We collect all kinds of safety occurences since the beginning of commercial aviation in the 1920s. Today more than 3500 airlines and over 30.000 different accidents or incidents are in our data portfolio. All accident information are listed and categorized in order to help us in getting answers at one touch of a key. The database is the backbone of our work and is held up-to-date as often as possible. Learn more..
Besides individual airline passengers, JACDEC also cooperates with different companies that take care about safety aspects as part of their daily profession. JACDEC is proud to help all of our customers improving their knowlegde of aviation safety topics. Evaluating risks and compare different aspects of safety analysis for the benefit to our customers is our goal. Learn more about our AIRLINE SAFETY REPORTS and other services.
Accident / Incident news updates
Thanks to a global network through correspondents, authorities and aviation specialist plattforms, we are able about the current flight accidents and their backgrounds to report in our news section. These messages are maintained on a daily basis from us. To the NEWS Section.
The JACDEC Books
The authors Jan-Arwed Richter and Christian Wolf also wrote several books on remarkable aviation accidents and flight safety topics. Have a look on our latest books. Currently our books are available in german language only. Read some sample articles to get an first impression of what’s inside. Learn more about in the Books Corner.
JACDEC wishes you always happy landings