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.

The Beginnings
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.

The Database
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..


Consulting Products

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

Jan-Arwed Richter
A larger image can be requested
via e-mail: jrichter(at)jacdec.de


A larger image can be requested
via e-mail: jrichter(at)jacdec.de


Jan-Arwed Richter
A larger image can be requested
via e-mail: jrichter(at)jacdec.de


Jan-Arwed Richter and Christian Wolf

Jan-Arwed Richter and Christian Wolf

A larger image can be requested
via e-mail: jrichter(at)jacdec.de

JACDEC in the Media

Interview with Shitao Li for Deutsche Welle China in MAR 2016

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(translated, taken fromchinese original)
Interview: „Aviation security statistics can not predict the future.“

Hamburg airliner crashed evaluating data center (JACDEC) annually publishes a statistical ranking airline safety. Around this „list“ tends to produce a lot of discussion: Which airline „most secure“? What is „the most unsafe“? However, the Center for Richter does not agree with that argument.
mehr..(in chinese)

JACDEC in the Media

Interview with Andreas Spaeth for Airliners.de in JAN 2016

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Spaeth fragt (50): 
„Herr Richter, ist das Fliegen so sicher, dass Sie bald arbeitslos werden?“

Der JACDEC-Betreiber Jan-Arwed Richter ist immer zum Jahreswechsel gefragt – wenn es um die Bewertung des abgelaufenen Jahres in Sachen Flugunfälle geht. Die umweht eine ganz eigene Faszination, dazu fragte ihn Andreas Spaeth.
mehr..(in german)

JACDEC in the Media

Interview for WAZ | Funkemedien im October 2015

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In german :
So sicher sind Flugreisen bei Sturm und Gewitter

Wie sicher ist ein Jet bei Gewitter? Ist das große Zittern angesagt, wenn schlechtes Wetter herrscht? Flugexperte Jan Arwed Richter gibt Antworten…

JACDEC in the Media

Interview for DeutscheWelle (DW) in October 2015

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Mid-East airspace has become ‚unpredictable‘

International aviation safety organizations warn against flying over the region surrounding the Caspian Sea.
Jan-Arwed Richter told DW why that airspace has recently become even riskier…

JACDEC in the Media

Interview for web.de/gmx in August 2015

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„Flugsicherheit: Wann wird das Wetter zum Risiko?“
Für Passagiere ist dieser Flug der reine Horror: Baseballgroße Hagelkörner zerstören die Frontscheibe einer Delta-Airlines-Maschine in den USA. Die Piloten können kaum mehr sehen, der Airbus muss notlanden. Kein gravierender Vorfall, sagt Flugunfall-Experte Jan-Arwed Richter. Im Interview erklärt der Geschäftsführer des Hamburger Flugunfallbüros JACDEC, wann das Wetter beim Fliegen zur Gefahr wird..  continue..(in German)

JACDEC in the Media

Interview and article in heute.de (ZDF Television)  in December 2014

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„Billigflieger so sicher wie die Lufthansa“
Indonesien will nach dem Air-Asia-Absturz Dumping-Preise bei Flugtickets verbieten. Sind Billigflieger weniger sicher? Zumindest in Europa und Amerika nicht, sagt Luftsicherheitsexperte Jan Richter im heute.de-Interview.  continue..(in German)

JACDEC in the Media

Interview and article in Suedeutsche.de Online in December 2014

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„Fliegen bleibt dennoch sicher“
Das Jahr 2014 wird nicht nur als Jahr des Ukraine-Konflikts, von IS, Ebola und dem WM-Titel in die Geschichte eingehen, sondern auch als Jahr besonders großer und aufsehenerregender Flugzeugunglücke. continue..(in German)

JACDEC in the Media

Article in SPIEGEL Online Magazine in July 2014

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Flugsicherheit: Wie sicher ist Fliegen noch ?
Reisende, die sich nach den jüngsten Flugzeugunglücken Sorgen machen, sollten Ruhe bewahren: Fliegen ist laut Experten so sicher wie nie zuvor. Riskant ist es nur über Krisengebieten.

JACDEC Interview

Conducted by Laura Frommberg editor of AeroTelegraph online Magazine in early 2014

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Die Sicherheit in der Luftfahrt nahm 2013 erneut zu. Doch noch immer gibt es heikle Regionen.
Experte Jan Richter erklärt, wie man als Passagier damit umgeht.


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