Choosing which aircraft to fly, many passengers prefer to know which liners are statistically the safest. London insurance company Ascend compared the most used in the world of liners, whose number on the lines exceeds 100 pieces. The number of flight hours was compared with deaths. And in this case, incidents related to terrorism were not taken into account.
Boeing 737 CFMI.
With the participation of this liner, one catastrophe falls on 4836900 flight hours. It was produced in 1984-2000, 1796 such Boeing are still in use. The second generation of the 737-th model was realized in the number of 1988 aircraft, most of which are still working all over the world. The CFMI index speaks of an engine model built jointly by the American company General Electric and the French from Snecma. The last major catastrophe involving this liner occurred in August 2008. Then, the “Boeing”, belonging to the carrier Aeroflot Nord, crashed near Perm. The plane was 16 years old, along with it all were on board 88 people.
The passenger airliner was produced from 1982 to 2005. One catastrophe of such a “Boeing” falls on 13744400 hours in the sky. So far, 973 aircraft of this model are in operation, although 1050 were produced. The company Boeing has developed it to replace the already outdated 727th. 757 model came out pretty successful, it is still used by many carriers of the United States, including large United and Delta. And outside of America, the liner is popular with carriers. With the participation of the Boeing 757, there are only 5 fatal accidents, 436 people died in them. It can also be recalled that during the attacks of September 11, two such aircraft crashed, thanks to a terrorist attack. We are notorious for this liner, thanks to the tragic clash with the Tu-154 over the Lake of Baden in 2002.
This European liner is manufactured from 1988 to the present. One disaster accounts for 14 million flight hours. Currently, 4467 such aircraft are in operation, and more than 5 thousand of them have been produced. The A320 editing line works even in China. This “Airbus” has several modifications – A321, A318 and A319. They are also very popular not only with budget carriers, but also with respected companies. The number of aircraft of this model in the sky is huge, but for 20 years of use there were only 8 accidents. A total of about 750 passengers died in them. It was the A320 in January 2009 that the pilots managed to land on the Hudson after the birds hit the engine. And in July 2010, such a plane crashed in Pakistan, landing. Then 152 people died.
One crash of this aircraft falls on 14.9 million flight hours. Boeing-767 began to be produced in 1982, and they continue to do so today. In operation there are 867 out of 1005 machines produced. The model is one of the most popular long-haul, for both American and European carriers. Over the past 20 years, with Boeing 767, only three accidents occurred, in which 536 people died. It was these liners that rammed the Twin Towers during the September 11 events. The last accident involving Boeing 767 occurred in April 2002 in the Korean Busan. Then, at the approach to landing due to errors pilots crashed plane, and killed 129 people.
Boeing 737 NG.
The new generation of the 737 series is better and safer than its predecessors. One disaster accounts for 16 million flight hours. The aircraft was launched in 1982, which continues today. Up to now, 2583 such airliners are in operation. For the whole history of its flights there were only three catastrophes, with the death of a total of 277 passengers. The latter refers to February 2009.Then the plane of the Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines, when trying to sit at the Amsterdam airport Schiphol, crashed. Victims were five passengers and four team members.
This aircraft is notorious. After the collision of two Boeing 747s in 1977 on the runway killed 583 people. That accident has the status of the largest in the world aviation. However, in general, the liner shows the wonders of reliability. It is produced from 1969 to the present. One catastrophe accounted for 17.3 million flight hours. Of the 1,443 cars produced, about 935 are still in operation. Almost 40 years the liner was the heaviest, capacious and large passenger aircraft. For 40 years in the sky deadly accidents happened to him only 18 times. The latest major happened with the liner of the “Chinese Airlines” in May 2002. Then, due to improper engine repairs, the plane that flew from Hong Kong to Taiwan fell apart in the sky. His remains, along with 225 passengers, fell into the sea.
This aircraft has been produced since 1993. Until 2008, there were no fatal accidents with his participation. However, on June 1, the A330 Air France company, bound for Paris from Rio de Janeiro, collapsed and sank in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The reasons were not really explained, because the black boxes could not be found. The tragedy claimed the lives of 228 people. At that time, the A330 already flew about 12 million hours without incident. Another major accident with the Airbus occurred in 2010 in Libya. The landing liner crashed along with 103 passengers. A total of 830 such machines were produced, of which 577 aircraft are in operation.
This newest Airbus has been produced since 1993. A total of about 30 machines are in operation, as many as have already been ordered. There was not a single fatal accident associated with this airliner. And after all, he has already flown over 13 million hours. True, such excellent statistics do not particularly appeal to air carriers. The fact is that the model came out quite uneconomical. Other models of this class, A330 and Boeing-777, were much more profitable. The only serious incident with this long-haul liner occurred in 2005 in Toronto. When landing during a thunderstorm, the Air France aircraft landed unsuccessfully, as a result 43 people were injured in various severities.
This aircraft rightfully bears the title of the safest in the world. It is produced since 1995, in operation there are 742 machines out of 1040 produced. The Boeing-777 flew more than 19 million hours without a single fatal accident. Of the incidents can be mentioned except that the emergency landing of the British Airways airliner at Heathrow Airport, London. The fault appeared due to the ingress of ice crystals into the heat exchanger. That accident caused 13 passengers to be wounded, but nobody was killed.