National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has achieved a five-star safety rating by an international aviation safety rating agency.
Biman achieved five stars out of seven in terms of air safety from Australia-based company airlineratings.com.
The national flag carrier got three stars for achieving International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), one star for not being enlisted in the aviation blacklist of European Union, 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 of USA, and for not fulfilling eight safety parameters of International Civil Aviation Organization (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.
Talking to The Daily Star, Biman's General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj said these achievements are the result of Biman's efforts in ensuring air safety, especially introducing safety management system in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization.