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6 June 2020
The Aviation Safety Network has been recognized as a very reliable source of air safety information by many international media. A large number of books(Google Books), newspapers, magazines have written about ASN or mentioned ASN in their articles.

The following is an annotated selection:

ASN on CNN 12-11-2001

30 October 2018 – CTV (Canada) Live interview on CTV’s News about Lion Air 610 accident.
2 January 2018 – BBC World TV Live interview on Talking Business With Aaron Heslehurst about 2017 safety analysis.

3 August 2016 – Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Live interview on Primetime World on the accident involving Emirates flight 521.
5 June 2016 – National Geographic Channel Provided stats on hijackings for “I Am Rebel” documentary episode on Southern Airlines Flight 49.
19 May 2016 – Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Live interview on the accident involving EgyptAir flight 804.

2 September 2015 – Canvas (Belgium) Interview on current affairs program Ter Zake on the discovery of a Boeing 777 flaperon in Réunion.

1 August 2015 – Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Live interview on Primetime Weekend on the discovery of a Boeing 777 flaperon in Réunion.

2 July 2015 – Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Live interview on the aviation safety in Asia relating to the C-130 Hercules accident in Indonesia.

24 March 2015 – 774 ABC radio (Australia) Live interview on Breakfast With Red Symons, 774 ABC radio on the Germanwings crash.
24 March 2015 – Radio Bandnews FM x(Brazil)Interview with Michelle Trombelli on the Germanwings crash.

31 December 2014 – Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) Live interview on PrimeTime Asia on the 2014 air safety record and safety in SE Asia.
31 December 2014 – WSJ Digital Network Interview on the 2014 air safety record.

30 December 2014 – O Globo TV (Brazil) Interview on the 2014 air safety record.

29 December 2014 – Cape Talk Radio (South Africa) Live in The John Maytham Show on the 2014 air safety record.

10 September 2014 – ABC Radio National program Breakfast (Australia) Radio interview on the release of the preliminary report on MH17.

29 July 2014 – tbs eFM current affairs program “Primetime” (South Korea) Radio interview on aviation safety and recent accidents (MH17 and the accidents in Taiwan and Mali).

23-25 July 2014 – Toronto Star, Wired, CNBC, BBC News Online Magazine, CKNW Radio, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, International Business Times, The Economist ASN Telephone interviews with ASN founder Harro Ranter regarding the MH17 accident and subsequent accidents in Taiwan and Mali on aviation safety data and the safety performance of 2014 so far in comparison to previous years, and accidents happening in clusters.

19 July 2014 – WSJ Digital Network Video interview on the accident involving MH17. (Worst Passenger-Plane Shoot Downs of Past 60 Years)

18 July 2014 – BTB News Channel (Ukraine) Interview regarding accident investigations in hostile environment.

17 July 2014 – VOA News Interview with Harro Ranter on the accident involving MH17 and previous airliner shoot-down accidents. (US: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over War Area in Ukraine)

8 April 2014 – RCN Radio Colombia ASN founder Harro Ranter provided expert information about missing aircraft in the La FM radio show called “Los Originales”.

6 April 2014 – VOA ASN founder Harro Ranter provided expert information about missing aircraft in VOA’s Daybreak Asia.

2 April 2014 – CNN ASN founder Harro Ranter provided expert information about missing aircraft in CNN Newsroom live from Hong Kong with Brianna Keilar.

21 March 2014 – Wall Street Journal ASN founder Harro Ranter participated in a Google Hangout on the disappearance of flight MH370 with WSJ’s Southeast Asia Bureau Chief Patrick McDowell, reporter Newley Purnell.

14 March 2014 – BBC World Service ASN founder Harro Ranter interviewed on Newsday radio show on the disappearance of flight MH370.

12 March 2014 – WSJ Live ASN founder Harro Ranter interviewed on WSJ live on the disappearance of flight MH370.

8-21 March 2014 ASN helped out Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, The Times, Guardian, in their coverage of the disappearance of flight MH370.

23 September 2013 – Bank TV (BTB) Ukraine ASN founder Harro Ranter was interviewed regarding the FAA Cat. 1 status received by Ukraine.

9 January 2013 – JOJ TV Slovakia interviewed regarding aviation safety in Slovakia.

15 October 2012 – Radio New Zealand (RNZ) interview regarding NZ Air Force safety issues.

October 2011 – Discovery Channel interview for Discovery’s Aircrash Confidential Season 2, Episode 6 – “Take-off”. First aired March 18, 2012.

1 September 2011 – NTV Russia interview for NTV regarding the Polish Presidential aircraft accident at Smolensk, Russia.

18 January 2011 – 1TV Russia interview for Channel One Russian TV News regarding the Polish Presidential aircraft accident at Smolensk, Russia.

13 April 2010 – NewsRadio 1620 Pensacola radio interview regarding a US Navy Sabreliner accident in Georgia.

30 OCT 2006 – Radio France International aired an interview in an English language news program for Africa with ASN founder Harro Ranter regarding aviation safety in Nigeria and Africa in general.

26 AUG 2005 – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty aired an interview in a Serbo-Croatian program with ASN founder Harro Ranter regarding the FAA’s Cat. 2 rating of Serbia Montenegro.

19-25 AUG 2005 – Hundereds of international newspapers take over Associated Press and AFP stories about the West Caribbean MD-80 and TANS Peru B737 accident that quote statistical information from the Aviation Safety Network.
News media included: CNN, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Taipei Times, Los Angeles Times.

18 AUG 2005 – Many international news media take over an Associated Press story titled “Air Safety Figures Tell Incomplete Story”, which says …”Searchable databases of accidents, from full-blown crashes to minor runway scrapes, are available at a handful of respected industry Web sites like the Aviation Safety Network.”
News media included: USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Taipei Times, Los Angeles Times.

17 AUG 2005 – Colombian Caracol Radio 6AM Hoy por hoy aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter regarding the West Caribbean MD-80 accident the day before.

1 JAN 2005 – RTL4 Dutch news at 7:30pm on RTL 4 quoted ASN’s end-of-the-year press release.

1 JAN 2005 – ANP Dutch national press agency ANP quoted ASN’s end-of-the-year press release, which was in turn used by several newspapers, a.o. Metro.

7 JAN 2004 – Dutch Radio 1 VARA program De Ochtenden aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter.

5 JAN 2004 – Dutch Radio 747 AM program Hoezo? aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter

1-5 JAN 2004 – Many international news media report on the ASN press release which stated that 2003 was the safest year in aviation since WW II. News media included a.o.: Miami Herald; Parool, Philadelphia Inquirer; Seattle Times, Sunnmørsposten.
2003 ranks as safest for airline industry (The Seattle Times – January 03, 2004)

20 JUN 2003 – National Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant featured an article ‘Luchtvaartcowboys zijn zo gevaarlijk niet ‘ quoting Harro on the safety of low cost airlines.

1-4 JAN 2003 – Many international news media report on the ASN press release which stated that 2002 was the safest year in aviation since WW II. News media included a.o.: DK Danish Radio, Detroit Free Press; Miami Herald; Parool, Philadelphia Inquirer; Seattle Times.
Commercial-airliner deaths for last year: zero (The Seattle Times – January 01, 2003)

21 JUN 2002 – Dutch Radio 2 VPRO program ‘De Ochtenden’ aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter

17 FEB 2002 – Malayala Manorama, an Indian newspaper featured a 3/4 page interview and story on ASN.

3 FEB 2002 – Reuters issued a release “African air travellers must brave the skies” which included information from ASN and quotes from Harro Ranter.

1-7 JAN 2002 – Many international aviation news media report on the ASN press release which stated that 2001 was the safest year in aviation since WW II. News media included a.o.: Air Letter
; Air Safety Week; Airwise; and ISASI Forum.

7 JAN 2002 – Dutch Radio 3 FM Nieuws aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter

3 JAN 2002 – Dutch VARA Ontbijtradio aired an interview with ASN founder Harro Ranter

1-4 JAN 2002 – Many international news media report on the ASN press release which stated that 2001 was the safest year in aviation since WW II. News media included a.o.: Berlingske Tidende; CBS Market Watch; CNN.dk; Detroit Free Press; HoustonChronicle; Le Monde; Miami Herald; Philadelphia Inquirer; Radio Canada; Reuters; Seattle Times; and The Wall Street Journal.

12 NOV 2001 – CNN showed the ASN Airbus A.300 safety profile page during their Breaking News coverage of the American Airlines A.300 crash, Rockaway, NY.

AUG 2001 – Aviation Internet Directory — A Guide to 500 Best Aviation Web Sites rated ASN 5 out of 5 stars.

http://www.bestaviationwebsites.com/

9 MAR 2001 – De Volkskrant a major Dutch national newspaper featured a 1/3 page site review (‘Sitewalk’) on ASN.

4 DEC 2000 – TSB Canada quotes ASN as a source for their interim safety recommendations A-00-16 / 20 regarding the Swissair Flight 111 accident
safety recommendation

NOV 2000 – Op de Bok the monthly magazine of Dutch pilot’s union VNV featured ASN incl. an interview in their website review ‘Webbespreking’.