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 January 23, 2014
EVA Air Ranked Among World's 5 Safest Airlines

 Taiwan-based EVA Air has been ranked fifth among the world's top-10 safest airlines by Germany's AERO International Magazine. The publication's assessments for 2013 were released in its February 2014 edition on January 17. In the 10 years that EVA has been counted among the world's 10 safest airlines, it has climbed in ranking. With its safety programs, consistently superb record and high standards, EVA has solid standing among leading international airlines and is listed just behind Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair and Emirates. This marks the second time EVA has been recognized for its high safety standards, closely following rankings released by earlier this month.

AERO International is published monthly and focuses on civil aviation. The respected magazine provides safety rankings based on analyses by Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). This year, JACDEC evaluated more than 800 airlines worldwide and ranked flight performances, using criteria that included serious flight accidents within the last 10 years and flight losses within the past 30 years. JACDEC determined overall rankings by comparing an index value of each airline's accumulated operations with those of other carriers.

EVA has maintained a safety record without any flight losses or fatalities for its entire 22 years of operation. With only a small variation in their scores, EVA was ranked fifth after Emirates in fourth place. This is EVA's highest score in JACDEC's analyses. There are three other Star Alliance members listed in the top-10, including Air New Zealand, TAP Portugal and Air Canada that, with EVA, demonstrate the group's high quality services.

"Airplane selection greatly affects the core competence of airlines," said EVA President Austin Cheng. "EVA's fleet plans take factors such as market demand and growth, fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness, and passenger safety and comfort into consideration."

Just as it has emphasized quality service, EVA has made safety a priority.

"Flight safety is our most valuable asset. Without it, we could not give our passengers the service quality they have come to expect," said EVA Chairman K. W. Chang. "Flight safety and quality service are EVA's core values. Since our inauguration, we have ensured top-notch safety quality by requiring safety-education programs for staff, regularly updating systems and equipment with the latest aviation technologies and adhering to strict procedures for aircraft maintenance. We have also steadily renewed and upgraded our fleet, replacing older aircraft and introducing advanced models, often launching innovative services at the same time."

EVA is renowned for its impeccable safety record. It has received honors worldwide for its high safety standards, in addition to inflight services and hardware. As the newest member of Star Alliance, EVA is providing passengers with services that are even more convenient and still offering all of the benefits of its own well-developed route system, connecting major destinations worldwide.

Within just a couple of weeks, EVA has been honored with recognition for high rankings by both AERO International and EVA officials are proud and committed to upholding EVA's core values of high safety standards and quality service, offering travelers worldwide the best possible travel experiences.