Airline Ranking

JACDEC Airline Safety Ranking 2020


The new JACDEC Airline Safety Ranking marks the 3rd year after we reinvented our method of measuring airline safety. The ranking compares the largest 100 airlines by their key safety parameters.  The complete list together with a comprehensive safety analysis of the past year will be available in the February 2020 issue of the German aviation magazine Aero International. (available in German language only)

Just some key factors that are highlighting our new Risk-Index.

  • The Ranking covers 100 instead of 60 airlines.
  • The calculation parameters were substantially broadened from 9 to 33 influential factors.
  • We now take systemic risk factors into account.
  • We revised our time-weighting factor (EMA) allowing a more realistic approach to lessen the influence of past accidents/incidents.

The new JACDEC Risk-Index covers now more than 30 parameters.

Read our full guide of explanations about the new Safety Index HERE.

We also recommend reading through our FAQ’s where we’re trying to give an answer to the most recurrent questions. HERE

Get your copy of the latest Airline Risk Ranking
2019 for just 9.90 EUR HERE

Delivery can be delayed by a few hours depending on the workload.

JACDEC will offer the 2020 Ranking from JAN 27th 2020.

We must emphasize that from the year 2018 onwards, the JACDEC Safety Ranking is based on a new foundation that forbids any comparison to former rankings. We, therefore, removed all the older Safety Rankings from our website to avoid any misunderstandings.

Again we like to put emphasis on the fact that the current safety state of each airline is expressed best by the Risk-Index and not by the ranking number.

To dispel a common misconception about the JACDEC Safety Ranking: this list is not about the 100 safest airlines, it comprises the 100 largest airlines measured by their revenue passenger performance in RPK’s.


Airline Safety Ranking Archive

Download Safety Ranking 2018 (in PDF) [LINK]

Download Safety Ranking 2017 (in PDF) [LINK]

Note: Ranking lists from earlier years are non-consistent in structure and calculations. JACDEC does not recommend juxtaposing them to more recent years anymore.