The year 2019 can bring us many things, more than the Magi, but it is more than likely that it will bring us some plane travel. And if we are going to fly, before buying a plane ticket it is worth knowing what they are the safest airlines.
To rate how safe is an airline, which responds to a combination of multiple factors, the experts of Airline Ratings awarded up to a maximum of seven stars (the equivalent of a classic ten).
Based on different aspects of the operation of an airline of which we explain the five main ones, there are several that, due to their importance, can mean winning or losing more than one star.
1IOSA (International Operational Safety Audit)
If an airline is certified by IOSA, it gets three stars, but if it isn't, it doesn't get any. This is because IOSA, is an operational safety audit (O.S.A.) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the most important association of the aviation industry.
There are no half measures with this certification, or the more than 1,000 points of the IOSA audit are satisfactorily approved and the airline becomes recognized member of IATA, or is not achieved.
In addition, this certification expires after two years and all airlines have to undergo a new audit with the same temporary validity and so on indefinitely.
2ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
The International Civil Aviation Organization (in English, the acronym is ICAO), is a United Nations agency which was originally established in 1944. The organization "It develops policies and standards, conducts compliance audits, conducts studies and analyzes, assists and builds capacity in the aviation field through the cooperation of Member States and other interested parties".
The ICAO audit focuses on the infrastructures of the airline's country of origin, as well as the rules and laws that regulate the airline's operation. The eight ICAO audit parameters that refer to security are: Legislation, Organization, Licenses, Operations, Airworthiness, Accident Investigation, Air Navigation Service and Aerodromes, something basic when guaranteeing protocols and security in maintenance and revisions of the airplanes
If 5 to 7 of those criteria are met, the airline gets a star. If only a maximum of 4 are met, there is no star. If you turn 8, you get two stars.