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Australian airlines top safety charts once again

Qantas top of the charts when it comes to safety.
Qantas top of the charts when it comes to safety. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

Qantas topped a global air safety ranking once again this year, in a report published by AirlineRatings.com. Low-cost carriers in Australia including Jetstar and Virgin Australia were also commended. Qantas has had no passenger fatalities in the jet era making it a clear standout. It was also praised for its real-time monitoring of engines across its fleet via satellite communications. Last year saw aviation fatalities rise to a ten-year high. Read more: theguardian.com