Rating marks nine years at top of AERO International list

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan-based EVA Air has been ranked as one of world’s 10 safest airlines by Germany’s AERO International Magazine.

The publication’s assessments for 2012 were released in its February 2013 edition on Jan. 18.

In the nine years that EVA has been counted among the world’s 10 safest airlines, it has climbed in ranking.

With its safety programs, consistently superb record and high standards, EVA has solid standing among leading international airlines and is listed as sixth among the top 10, just behind Finn Air, Air New Zealand, Cathay Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.

AERO International is published monthly and focuses on civil aviation.

The respected magazine provides safety rankings based on analyses by Germany’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC).

This year, JACDEC evaluated more than 800 airlines worldwide and ranked flight performances, using criteria that included serious flight accidents within the last 10 years and flight losses within the past 30 years.

JACDEC determined overall rankings by comparing an index value of each airline’s accumulated operations with those of other carriers.

The complete list is available at http://www.jacdec.de/jacdec_safety_ranking_2012.htm

EVA has maintained a safety record without any flight losses or fatalities for its entire 21 years of operation.

It is unyielding in its commitment to flight safety and treats it as a never-ending responsibility.

It assures top-notch safety quality by requiring safety-education programs for staff, regularly updating systems and equipment with the latest aviation technologies and adhering to strict procedures for aircraft maintenance, ground service and flight operations.

Every two years since 2005, EVA has applied for and earned IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification and consistently been recognized for zero deficiencies.

EVA operates a fleet of advanced, efficient aircraft that have all been brand-new when they have been placed in operation.

It started its current fleet program with Airbus 330-200s in 2003, followed by Boeing 777-300ERs in 2005.

Along with adding more 777s, EVA is in the process of introducing Airbus A321-200s after taking delivery of its first in 2012.

It is using this new equipment to replace older models now in its fleet and providing a more reliable and higher quality of flight safety and services to passengers at the same time.

EVA and its UNI Air subsidiary have also received Golden Wing Awards for airline safety from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA).

EVA was singled out for the quality of its international and cross-strait operations, surpassing other Taiwan-based carriers in Flight Safety Management, Flight Reliability and Passenger Services.

This is the fourth time for EVA to receive this honor.

The CAA found UNI Air to have excelled in its regular domestic operations, outperforming other Taiwan-based carriers within this market in Passenger Services, Information Availability and Support of Airport activities and policies.

This is the fifth year for UNI Air to receive the Golden Wing Award.

EVA serves an international network of major destinations worldwide, including dozens of cities in China and routing that is among the industry’s best developed within Asia.

From Bali to Seoul, Bangkok to Singapore, passengers can fly onward to popular gateways with just one stop.

The complete list used for AERO International’s report is located at http://www.jacdec.de/jacdec_safety_ranking_2012.htm and travelers can check schedules, book and buy flights, reserve seats and learn more about EVA at www.evaair.com

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