World’s Safest Aircraft Named

October 20, 2022
Safest Aircraft
The Boeing 787 has a perfect safety record

The world’s safest aircraft have been named in Boeing’s Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents 1959 – 2021.

Boeing has been issuing the annual report for decades and it tracks all commercial airline flight incidents and accidents.

The accident rates in the graphic below are per one million departures. It should be noted that some aircraft have not achieved one million departures and they are noted with **.

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The Safest Aircraft with no fatalities or hull losses are;

Boeing 717

Boeing 777-300ER/200LR

Airbus A380**

Boeing 787

Airbus A350**

Boeing 747-8**

Airbus A320/321neo

Airbus A220**

CRJ 700/900/1000**

Airbus A340

Aircraft with excellent records are;

Boeing 777-200/200ER/300

Boeing 737NG

Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321

Airbus A330

ERJ 170/175/190

Boeing 737-500/600/700

Boeing 767

Boeing 757

About was developed to provide everyone in the world a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world.

Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety – with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline, you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations, as well as the airlines, own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate.

Over 230 of the airlines on the site that carry 99 per cent of the world’s passengers have a product rating. Given that low-cost, regional and full-service carriers are so different we have constructed a different rating system for each which can be found within each airline. has information on over 30 types of aircraft from the latest Boeing 787 to the A380 and smaller jets.

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