From: carvalho@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Tassio A. Carvalho) Organization: Kindergarten Date: 29 Dec 95 22:22:23 References: 1 2 3
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Airam J Preto <email@example.com> wrote: >Do you really think that the nationality of the crew makes any difference in >terms of proficiency and professionalism? A few years ago Boeing conducted workshops with several airlines in the world to improve safety. They had found that while the accident rates with widebodies were similar in all regions of the world, the accident rates with narrowbodies split the world in half. Some regions had accident rates with narrowbodies similar to the US rate (which is similar to the overall widebody rate). Other regions had an accident rate with narrowbody aircraft that was 4 to 5 times higher. Two factors may contribute to a higher accident rate: (i) crews in narrow body aircraft have (on average) less experience and (ii) some parts of the world have poor navigation aid. Their numbers showed that either (i) or (ii) did not contribute to an increased rate, but the combination of both factors proved hazardous. The fact that the widebody accident rates are similar across the board support the NO answer for this question.