Commercial airline accidents involving fatalities still occur on average two to three times per year, and accidents involving injuries to passengers and crew may happen as often as once a week.
Even though the odds of being in an airline accident are statistically low, risk mitigation is still a necessity. When companies are sending employees on tens, hundreds, or even thousands of flights per year - the risk factor grows exponentially and needs to be addressed.
Not all airlines are equal. The commercial aviation industry is incredibly complex and resources are finite. By gathering airline data and passing it through a risk assessment mechanism, we can start to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each carrier and compare them on given routes.
Using this information, a company can make decisions on which airlines their employees should use, meeting their duty of care and acting in the best interest of their staff.