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How deadly is the plane you are flying?

Posted by feww on May 16, 2010

Airliner Fatalities: Boeing vs. Airbus  (2009 – 2010)

Fire-Earth has been trying to warn the blog readers against flying for the last two years. The moderators have also pointed out that the safety record of Airbus is worse than that of Boeing aircraft.

Below is  a summary of airliner crashes (Boeing and Airbus) which resulted in fatalities over the last 18 months:

  • February 25, 2009. Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, a Boeing 737-800 flying from Atatürk Airport in Istanbul to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam crashed during final approach. Of the 134 people on board, 9 were killed and 85 injured.
  • June 1, 2009. Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France, crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people onboard.
  • June 30, 2009. Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300 flying from Sana’a, Yemen to Moroni, Comoros, crashed in the Indian Ocean killing 152 onboard; a young boy survived.
  • January 25, 2010. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, a Boeing 737-800, crashed in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Airport heading to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All 90 people on-board were killed. [NOTE; Fire Earth believes the flight was shot down by Israeli military. However, the stats are included in the calculations.]
  • May 12, 2010. Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771, an Airbus A330, crashed on landing at Tripoli International Airport, killing 103 onboard; the sole survivor is 9-year-old child from the Netherlands who lost his parents and elder brother.

Approximate No. of Aircraft Currently Operational

Airbus: 5,558  []
Boeing 10,837 []

Number of Airliner Crashes Resulting in Fatalities (January 2009  to present)

  • Boeing: 2
  • Airbus: 3

[NOTE: About twice as many Boeing commercial aircraft are thought to be operational.]

Percentage of Fatalities  (overall average)

Boeing: 53.4 %
Airbus: 99.5 %

Other Airbus Crash Stats

On January 16, 2009 the Moderators warned: “If you really have to fly because your life depends on it [sic,] and if you are flying an Airbus, then fly on odd days of the month because the Airbus is statistically twice more likely to crash on even days!”

Google Information Suppression

Our readers are reminded that the information posted on this blog, such the one in this report, are heavily censored, blocked, or buried (hidden) by Google, Inc., thus denying the people the ability to make informed decisions concerning their travel plans, activities, lifestyles and so on.

[NOTE: Less than 5% of the world population have flown in an airplane.]

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[DISCLAIMER: Blog Moderators are not affiliated in any shape or form with any aircraft manufacturer or airlines. They  consider the aircraft manufacturing and airline industries as detrimental to the planet and human well being.]

Serial No 1,735. Starting April 2010, each entry on this blog has a unique serial number. If any of the numbers are missing, it may mean that the corresponding entry has been blocked by Google/the authorities in your country. Please drop us a line if you detect any anomaly/missing number(s).

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Global airline industry losses revised UP

Posted by feww on June 8, 2009

Airline industry growth and environmental health are a zero-sum game

The global airline industry revised up projected 2009 losses to $9 billion

The global airline industry has now nearly doubled its forecast for the 2009 losses to $9 billion, blaming it on the “economic meltdown.”

The International Air Transport Association, IATA,  has revised up its forecast to $9billion saying that airline industry revenues could fall 15 percent to $448 billion in 2009, nearly twice  its March projected losses of $4.7 billion.

“There is no modern precedent for today’s economic meltdown. The ground has shifted. Our industry has been shaken,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s director general. “Our future depends on a drastic reshaping by partners, governments and industry.”

The state of airline industry:

  • “Global economic downturn” has affected  both passenger traffic and freight volumes.
  • “High-fliers” have  switched from first- and business-class to economy class,  dramatically affecting a major source of revenue for most carriers worldwide
  • “Whether this crisis is long or short, the world is changing. Travel budgets have been slashed and consumers will need to reduce their debt. It will not be business as usual in the post-crisis world,” Bisignani said.
  • Many airlines face substantial losses as the global recession lingers on.
  • To cut costs, Japan Airlines, the largest Asian carrier by revenues, is cutting capacity on international routes by 10 percent.
  • State-owned Air India  is reportedly considering delaying planes on order from Boeing.
  • Carriers in the Asia-Pacific region will bare the full brunt of the downturn to the tune of about $3.3 billion due to the recession in Japan and economic slowdown in both  China and India.
  • North American airlines 2009 losses are forecast at about  $1 billion (down from $5.1 billion losses in 2008, which were caused by soaring fuel prices).
  • European carriers are expected to post losses of about $1.8 billion.

The impact of the global recession is thought to be greater than the Sept. 11 aftershocks on the industry, when revenues fell by 7 percent, IATA director said. “It took three years to recover lost ground, even on the back of a strong economy. This time we face a 15 percent drop — a loss of revenues of $80 billion — in the middle of a global recession.”

IATA said its 230 member carriers expected air freight volumes to fall by 17 percent, and passenger traffic by 8 percent to 2.06 billion (2.24 billion in 2008).

Soaring oil prices in 2008 forced up the industry’s fuel bills to $165 billion and precipitated losses  of about $10.4 billion. IATA projects total fuel bills of $106 billion for 2009, however, it warned members that oil prices could be hiked up again if the global economy recovers.

“Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau

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