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Contributor: AAP Medianet International
Thursday, August 06 2020 - 18:00
AsiaNet
AirlineRatings.com Launches COVID-19 Ratings
PERTH, Australia, Aug. 6, 2020 / Medianet International-AsiaNet/--

An unsettled world means traveling safely is now of paramount importance and 
significant new services from AirlineRatings.com allow you to take the worry 
out of choosing an airline.

We answer the questions on everyone's lips: which airlines have implemented 
full COVID-19 protocols and which airlines' pilots have been trained correctly? 

In two industry firsts, the world's only safety, and product rating website is 
giving passengers greater peace of mind with a refined safety rating system 
focused on passenger health during COVID-19 and an insight into crucial flight 
outcomes on hundreds of carriers.

For a COVID-19 compliance star, airlines must pass four of six criteria: 
website information on COVID-19 procedures; face masks for passengers; personal 
protection equipment for crew; modified meal service; deep clean of aircraft; 
and social distancing on boarding.

Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said that "it was concerning to find than many 
airlines did not appear to comply with the COVID-19 agreed standards for 
protection of passengers and crew."

"That is changing and our team is reviewing compliance on a weekly basis," said 
Thomas.

While introducing the COVID-19 rating, AirlineRatings.com has refined its 
rating system to focus on serious incidents as a guide to an airline's 
operational performance and pilot training.

In an industry first Airline Ratings has examined over 11,000 serious incident 
reports since 2015 to arrive at an incident rating for airlines. Incidents and 
crashes account for five of its seven-star ratings. 

Completion or compliance of audits – ICAO, IOSA, EU black list and FAA 
restricted list – make up an additional star.

Commenting Thomas said: "There is growing concern industry wide at some pilot 
performance issues and we have evolved our rating system to put greater focus 
on outcomes."

"In some recent crashes, pilots have either shown total disregard for ATC 
instructions, ignored repeated cockpit warnings or ignored company procedures – 
or, in one case, all three." 

"The Pakistan fake pilot's license scandal has also brought into sharp focus 
that in some parts of the world getting a pilot's license can be subject to 
abuse."

About:
AirlineRatings.com (https://www.airlineratings.com/) rates the safety and 
in-flight product of 380 airlines. It is used by millions of passengers and is 
the industry standard for ratings. 

For more:
Geoffrey Thomas
+61-417-936-610
Geoffrey.thomas@AirlineRatings.com
Twitter:  @Airline_ratings

SOURCE: AirlineRatings.com