The rivalry between Boeing and Airbus continues on today. In general, the report shows a downward trend in the number of aircraft crashes, thanks in part to new technology onboard. As of 31 December 2017, the order of the airline models with the five lowest non-zero crash rates were: 0.03 - Embraer 170/190 0.06 - Boeing 747-400 With just 70 deliveries this year to date, Boeing is 169 shipments behind last year’s total for the first half of the year. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, when it crashed on 10 March 2019 by yet undetermined reason. They include the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Aircraft, developed by other companies, but sold by Boeing or Airbus (such as the Boeing 717 and the Airbus A220) are excluded, as are modifications of particular base model (such as the Boeing 737 MAX 9 or the Airbus A321 – derivatives of the 737 MAX 8 and the A320 respectively). Airbus aircraft are far safer than Boeing aircraft, this was an already pre-established fact before the recent MAX incident, but now during classic “Airbus vs Boeing” debates, Airbus fans are bringing up the safety record of the 737 MAX in comparison to the A320 and other Airbus aircraft! All of you are forgetting that Boeing models have more flight hours compared to airbus so lets wait and see till they have as many flight hours. Boeing and Airbus seek to exploit this by subcontracting the production of aircraft components or assemblies to manufacturers in countries of strategic importance in order to gain a competitive advantage overall. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. It keeps them both on their toes and producing top-notch products, so in the end the consumer is the winner. The Airbus A350, operated by many airlines including Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s safest with a perfect record. The safety of the A320 relies on the automatic checklist like the B777, on the FBW, on the redundancies as a summary on Technology. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? After the crash, which killed all 157 people onboard, the entire fleet of 737 MAXs have been grounded. Because many of the world's airlines are wholly or partially government-owned, aircraft procurement decisions are often taken according to political criteria in addition to commercial ones. Further, the success or otherwise in highly scalable new businesses such as urban air commutation and local air cargo … Boeing and Airbus have reveled in a decade of airplane sales that outshined any other in history—but the period is ending on a sour note.. (Photo by Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUTHEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images, Rescue workers search the site for pieces of the wreckage of an Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, 13 March 2019. Smaller planemaker Bombardier's fatality-free models include the CRJ700/900/1000 regional jet and the C series. The Boeing report does not include jets built in Russia or former Soviet bloc countries nor turboprop or piston-powered aircraft. Rudyard Kipling has answered your question already before the jet airliner age started. Like any flight control system, the redundancy and testing must be robust for a trim system, manual or automatic. According to a Boeing report from October 2018, there are nine commercial aircraft that have never recorded a passenger fatality: Boeing 717, CRJ700/900/1000, Airbus A380, Boeing 787, Boeing 747-8, Airbus A350, Bombardier C Series, A340 and the Airbus A320 NEO series. The safety of the B737 relies on the experienced pilots from generation to generation who know all its qualities but also all its weaknesses. Other aircraft that have excellent safety records include the Boeing’s 777, 757 and 767 models, with a crash rate of 0.36, 0.2, 0.5 accidents per million departures respectively. Of the 55 models analysed by AirlineRatings.com, the safest were deemed to be Boeing’s 777, 717, 787 and 767/757, the Airbus A380 and A340, the … Airbus commercial aircraft supports a fleet of over 10,000 aircraft operated by approximately 450 customers. Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: Safety. Check to see if the nose of the airplane is sharp and not round. EPA/STRINGER, A heap of debris from the wreckage of an Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are piled at the crash site near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, 13 March 2019. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Cox: The 737 Max issues are very, very complex. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Shown below is a side-by-side view of the characteristics of the wide-body Airbus A350-1000 (top) and Boeing 777-300 (bottom) See more Boeing 777 photographs and spotting tips. A 25 September 2009 entry on the AirSafe.com News described the contents of the following video, which lists popular airliner models with the five lowest fatal plane crash rates. The only exceptions for this are the Airbus A330 and A340, and Boeing's 757 and 767, which allow for simultaneous dual qualification. The A320 was more comfortable on long flights, due to the larger flight deck and lack of a control column (it has a side stick). I flew the Boeing 737 for 15 years and the Airbus A320 for six years and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. The 737 MAX aircraft has now suffered two fatal crashes in less than five months: the plane was also involved in the October 2018 Lion Air accident, which killed all 189 onboard. - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and "at least a dozen" UN staff. Airbus has been struggling to grow its revenues in the last five years, having registered a CAGR of 0.97% since 2014 compared to its rival Boeing, whose revenues grew almost three times faster, at 2.74%, over the same period. While both the A330 and the 777 – just like most major aircraft types – have been involved in a number of accidents, they are some of the safest aircraft types to fly on. So if the nose of the aircraft is sharp, it's probably a Boeing. Now, we can already hear the millions of keyboards typing away on how this article is completely and utterly incorrect, but this The Airbus A340 Airbus A340 In 1985, ICAO introduced the Extended Range Twin-Engine Operations… Credit Airbus Other aircraft that have excellent safety records are the Boeing 737NG series with 0.08 fatal crashes per one million departures (PMD), the Boeing 767 (0.10), the Airbus A320 series (0.10), the Boeing 777 (0.18), the Boeing 757 (0.20) and the Airbus A330 (0.19). It's no secret speculation around the safety and future commercial viability of the Boeing 737 Max weighed heavily on investors' minds. All passengers and crew aboard died in the crash. • The Boeing 777, Airbus A319 and ERJ- 145 have all recorded no fatal accidents to passengers or passenger fatalities. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Naturally, there are plenty of variants of each to choose from, and if As of July 2020, over 300 Boeing 737 Max and roughly 29 Airbus A320 family aircraft orders were cancelled. Airbus’s fly-by-wire system makes the plane more automated and restrictive for safety sake as opposed to Boeing’s traditional yoke with fewer restrictions. Though first built in 1963, here we have a quantum leap in safety. Bombardier's CSeries, the Airbus A320NEO and the Boeing 737MAX have only recently started to be delivered, so the in-service numbers are small. EPA/STRINGER, A grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger plane of the Norwegian low-cost airline Norwegian is parked at the tarmac at Vantaa airport in Vantaa near Helsinki, Finland on March 13, 2019. 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This picture taken on March 11, 2019, shows debris of the crashed airplane of Ethiopia Airlines, near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Airbus … Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. It shows that a suite of Boeing aircraft have never been involved in fatal accidents, Read our full mailing list consent terms here. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images, FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York, U.S., March 12, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, when it crashed on 10 March 2019 by yet undetermined reason. Design philosophy and cost savings approach seems more safety oriented on the airbus. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Boeing 777 vs Airbus A350-1000. I like them both! Aircraft Matrix - Boeing vs. Airbus vs. Others. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? John Cox is a retired airline captain with US Airways and runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Boeing and Airbus delivered 10 and 36 commercial jets in June 2020 compared to 37 and 76 deliveries, respectively, in the same month last year. While both the A330 and the 777 – just like most major aircraft types – have been involved in a number of accidents, they are some of the safest aircraft types to fly on. The main landing gear on the Boeing 767 lean to the front, while those on the A330 lean to the rear. Most of this content is the result of Airbus Helicopters’ collaboration with operators and national authorities. 13. The Boeing 737 MAX 7 beats the Airbus A319 with its better range. Airbus commercial aircraft supports a fleet of over 10,000 aircraft operated by approximately 450 customers. How to tell the difference between a Boeing 777 and Airbus A350. In the case of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, a sensor failed, causing its stabilizer trim to push the nose down. Defence and Security businesses, where Airbus has been weaker, can partially offset the effect for Boeing, whereas Airbus will have no similar offset. - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and "at least a dozen" UN staff. Several countries have banned the plane type from their airspace and many airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes for safety concerns after the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after take-off on 10 March. The Airbus A320 series (0.21) and A330 (0.39) also have top safety records; while the Embraer E170 series has a crash rate of 0.24 per million departures. It's no secret speculation around the safety and future commercial viability of the Boeing 737 Max weighed heavily on investors' minds. - A number of countries have banned Boeing's 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet from their airspace in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. A320 vs 737: Comfort Comfort often depends on the airline you fly, however, most A320s and 737s have their interior designed and manufactured at the Boeing or Airbus manufacturing plants. The difference between a Boeing and Airbus’s control systems are very significant, which explains why pilots tend to prefer one over the other. Families of the victims were taken to the remote site on March 13, 2019, where the plane smashed into a field with 157 passengers and crew from 35 countries, leaving a deep black crater and tiny scraps of debris. John Cox: I am asked this question frequently, it is very hard to answer. The Boeing Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents Worldwide Operations tracks “hull-loss” accidents of worldwide commercial jets from 1959 to 2017. Largest is the 747-8, a derivative of the 747 aircraft that turned 50 last month. Boeing 767 vs Airbus A330. EPA/STR, A crew working with an investigative team to clear the site after the Sunday crash of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, carry debris at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft has come under scrutiny after similar deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within a few months. Other automatic trim systems have redundancy and a proven track record (they have been in use since the 1980s). The smallest is the 717 model, though this is really a derivative of the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 – itself descended from the DC-9. As Boeing reported 239 commercial plane deliveries in the first half of the year, a 37% fall, rival Airbus shipped 389 deliveries, up 28% on the same … 737 Max: Boeing software is fixed, now it's up to the FAA John Cox is a retired airline captain with US Airways and runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems. Credit Airbus. Is the Boeing 737 Max safe? A320 has triple redundancy in systems like AOA and radio altimeter/ autoland vs Boeing double radio altimeter/ autoland and single aoa channel. Photo: Getty Images Airbus A321neo vs. 737 MAX 10. Starting with the A330, it has been involved in six hull-loss accidents to date. The MCAS on those planes also lacked redundancy and did not have a limit on activation. The Boeing report does not include jets built in Russia or former Soviet bloc countries nor turboprop or piston-powered aircraft. Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), 2 big reasons the plane is still grounded by FAA after crashes, Boeing software is fixed, now it's up to the FAA, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Boeing Vs. Airbus Stock. Airbus models that are fatality-free include the A380 Superjumbo, which Airbus said it would stop making by 2021; the high-spec A350; and the narrow-body A320. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. There are many lessons to be learned from the Max, many of which should help make the next generation of airliners safer and more robust. Next is the 787 Dreamliner, which was itself grounded shortly after entering service because of fears about overheating lithium-ion batteries. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP)MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images, Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Number still in service (outside the U.S.): 412 Boeings have sharper and more pointy noses compared to an Airbus. • The Boeing 777, Airbus A319 and ERJ- 145 have all recorded no fatal accidents to passengers or passenger fatalities. Rudyard Kipling has answered your question already before the jet airliner age started. Bombardier's CSeries, the Airbus A320NEO and the Boeing 737MAX have only recently started to be delivered, so the in-service numbers are small. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Financial performance: Airbus vs Boeing. Both are reliable workhorses of our transportation system. The biggest shock … It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Several countries have banned the plane type from their airspace and many airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes for safety concerns after the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after take-off on 10 March. - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10 morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. Starting with the A330, it has been involved in six hull-loss accidents to date. There’s no greater rivalry in the aviation world than between Airbus and Boeing, with the Airbus A-340 and Boeing 777 epitomizing this. REUTERS/Baz Ratner, epa07434278 Rescue workers search the site for pieces of the wreckage of an Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, 13 March 2019. Several countries have banned the plane type from their airspace and many airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes for safety concerns after the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after take-off on 10 March. One pillar of Airbus’ safety enhancement activity is the safety process, which has been operational for 15 years. Families of the victims were taken to the remote site on March 13, 2019, where the plane smashed into a field with 157 passengers and crew from 35 countries, leaving a deep black crater and tiny scraps of debris. Two popular wide-body jetliners are similar in overall appearance. Twice as safe as those in the four-way tie - and four times safer than the early 737- the Boeing 727 is good for two-million hours of flying per accident! Delays are causing an increase in Boeing sales/costing Airbus more money and over all is having a detrimental effect on Airbus. 2 big reasons the plane is still grounded by FAA after crashes, 737 Max: Boeing software is fixed, now it's up to the FAA. The Airbus A350, operated by many airlines including Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s safest with a perfect record. Following last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash, the safety of the modern Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has been brought into question. One pillar of Airbus’ safety enhancement activity is the safety process, which has been operational for 15 years. The result was an aircraft family that prided itself on its safety, something that Boeing used to sell the Boeing Next Generation and MAX lines. The Boeing 767 (top) and Airbus A330 (bottom) are twin-engine, wide-body airliners. Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: Safety. We will put the A321neo up against the 737 MAX 10 since the latter has the closest amount of seats to the Airbus model.. It provides informative content related to safety management, safety culture and emergency procedures. In the framework of Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to safety, this website section is made available for the rotorcraft community. In total, 346 people have died onboard a Boeing 737 MAX. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, when it crashed on 10 March 2019 by yet undetermined reason. 737 Max: Boeing software is fixed, now it's up to the FAA John Cox is a retired airline captain with US Airways and runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems. Each had their strong points and their not-so strong-points. This caused a very unbalanced condition as the pilots were trying to command nose up. But in the two MAX accidents, it was mispositioned by the aircrafts' Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Boeing Vs. Airbus Stock. This competitiveness has helped shape the market, leading to better travel experiences for all. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft has come under scrutiny after similar deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within a few months. All passengers and crew aboard died in the crash. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images, A page of a Boeing flight crew operations manual is seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 12, 2019. All passengers and crew aboard died in the crash. Yours truly is a 757/767 first officer. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Altogether, the A321neo has a maximum capacity of 240, which trumps the MAX 10’s offering. The nose, or the tip of the airplane, is another good sign to see if an airplane is Boeing or Airbus. His poem is called “The Secret of the Machines”. Other aircraft that have excellent safety records include the Boeing’s 777, 757 and 767 models, with a crash rate of 0.36, 0.2, 0.5 accidents per million departures respectively. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. His poem is called “The Secret of the Machines”. The 737 was the best airplane I have ever flown in a crosswind. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft has come under scrutiny after similar deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within a few months. The stabilizer trim system normally balances the aerodynamic forces on the tail. 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