- Jun 27, 2007
Finally, a good news story about Qantas.
Qantas has been named the world's safest airline, after a year when fatal air accidents soared above the 10-year average.
In a report published by AirlineRatings.com on Tuesday night, Qantas was lauded for amassing "an extraordinary record of firsts" in safety and operations over its 94-year history.
Qantas, which has a fatality-free record in the jet era, was described as a leader in the development of an avionics system that provides a direct data link communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller, as well as the development of flight data recorders to monitor plane and crew performance.