About JACDEC

JACDEC  – 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 travelers.

The Beginnings
Two students fascinated by flying and commercial aviation met each other by coincidence in 1989. With limited 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 we 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 our project “JACDEC” was born.

Since the beginning, we set ourselves the goal to gather every possible information about accidents and aviation safety in general. Therefore we have established a professional database, which incorporates dozens of files containing tens of thousands of 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 hard disc and nowadays in the E-cloud, JACDEC has grown from an amateur student project to one of the most trusted sources in global aviation safety analysis. We collect all kinds of safety occurrences since the beginning of commercial aviation in the 1920s. Today more than 5.000 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. [LINK]

Consulting Services
Besides individual airline passengers, JACDEC also cooperates with different companies that take care of safety aspects as part of their daily profession. JACDEC is proud to help all of our customers improving their knowledge 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 platforms, 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 at our latest books. Currently, our books are available in german language only. Read some sample articles to get an impression of what’s inside.

All the JACDEC Books. Published by Geranova Verlagshaus GmbH, 2008-2014.

JACDEC wishes you always happy landings

Jan-Arwed Richter | Christian Wolf