Chiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 890 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 21456 times:
EVA has one of the best safety record in the air. The only incident that I seem to remember is a hard landing in taipei 2 years ago that resulted in one of their MD-11 suffered damage and was parked for repair.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 21439 times:
2 Major errors for EVA Air in 1993. One is illegal left-turn in the mid-air. One is taking-off with not enough of fuels.
1 hard landings for the MD11 few years ago. The plane was luckily back in service again.
1 chemical spill for its 744 accidentally during the maintainance. Plane back in service.
Overall, EVA Air's safety record is A+.
Taiwan's safety record:
China Airlines - Contributed major crashed during the company's 42 years of history, around 1400+ died on CI aircraft.
TransAsia Airways - Safety record is between good and excellent. No major crash since 1995 (or 1996) ATR crash. It was an empty flight.
Far Eastern Air Transport - Safety record is excellent. Major crashes happened before 1990s. There was 3 major crash at that time (1 737 inflight break-up, 2 Caravelle with registration ends with 9 crash in Taipei/ B-2009 & B-2029)
Mandarin Airlines - Excellent safety record.
Formosa Airlines (merged with Mandarin) - safety record poor, mostly human error. 3 Do-228 crash in Matsu in 3 years. 1 Saab 340 crash in the sea once.
UNI Air - Safety record is excellent. In the previous Makung Airlines era, it's safety record was between good and excellent.
Taiwan Airways (now merged into UNI) - 1 or 2 crash before early 1990s.
Great China Airlines (now merged into UNI) - Safety record is excellent.
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1517 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21398 times:
I think it's just the coporate culture of China Airlines that contributed to many of their accidents. When EVA Air started, the owner of EVA Air (also owner of Evergreen Marine Group) said he wanted the airline to be accident free, and the company inplemented a series of strict rules in the maintenance department, and put their pilots on CRM courses.
That said, EVA Air still had some relatively minor incidents such as the ones listed by Jim above this post. And China Airlines is now more then ever focused on the training of their pilots and their maintenance, so let's hope they don't crash again.