Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, has achieved a five-star safety rating by an international aviation safety rating agency-an award that was long overdue.
Despite operating mostly used aircraft - both in international and domestic sector - Biman achieved praiseworthy safety record, since its founding in 1972.
The national flag carrier earned five stars out of seven in terms of air safety from Australia-based company airlineratings.com.
The airlines also got three stars for achieving International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), one star for not being enlisted in the aviation blacklist of European Union (EU), and another star for not having any fatality record in last 10 years.
Biman failed to get the rest two stars as it has no approval by Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) of US, and for not fulfilling eight safety parameters of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Private Bangladeshi carrier NOVOAIR was also placed on the safety list, with three stars out of seven.
According to the website of Airline Ratings, they prepared the safety ratings following data analysis of 405 airlines authorities worldwide.