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        1/20/2013, Shevat 9, 5773

      European Politics and Airliner ‘Safety Ratings’?


      A German-based airliner crash evaluation center lists Finnair is the “safest” airline in 2012. El Al's safety rating is at 24, and Lufthansa is at 11 – but the numbers don't seem to add up. The rankings, listed in the “Traveller” column published on January 10 in The Age and written by William Mace, were cited by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre ( JACDEC). The German-based Centre, according to Mace, calculates the ranking based on “aircraft loss accidents and serious incidents where an accident nearly occurred over the past 30 years.”