Search Example: British Airways accidents over a 5-year period.

In this example, we are going to review the fleet of British Airways and any accidents related to the operator or the fleet in the past 5 years (01/01/2011 – 31/12/2015).

  1. Start in the Aircraft section, Detail tab.
  2. In the QFS type in British Airways, select British Airways as Operator filter. Similarly, add Status & Usage filters as ‘In Service’ and ‘Storage’, you are now viewing the currently active fleet of British Airways.
  3. Go to the Trend view, select to group by status and adjust the dates to show the last 5 complete years (2011-2015) to see how it has developed in the past 5 years. Select metric ‘Total aircraft’ to focus on the most relevant figures. Your screen would look like the image shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. British Airways accidents over a 5-year period (click image to view full size).

  1. Now go to Accidents section – as filters are transferable, you will see accidents that relate to aircraft that are currently with British Airways (in service or in storage). Note, as you are viewing the accidents related to the aircraft that is operated by British Airways currently, you will also see accidents suffered by these aircraft before they were operated by the British Airways. Click on the ‘View Narrative’ link in the Narrative column to review the description of each accident in more detail.
  2. Let us now review the claim history of the operator in the past five years. Click on the ‘Add filter menu’ button.
  3. Remove the existing filters by clicking on the cross.
  4. Go to Operator At Accident filter on the menu and select British Airways.
  5. Go to the Date & Identification filter and selected the date range for the past 5 complete years. Your screen will look like the image shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. Date and Identification filter (click image to view full size).
  1. Click ‘Accept’ to run the search.
  2. Click on Add/Remove columns to tailor your table and include data that you are interested in. For example, to see if the aircraft in accident is still in operation today and who the operator is, add Current Status and Current Operator columns into the grid. You can save or export your search results, if required.