FAQ
Last updated: 3 October 2004

This page answers questions about this website for members of the press.

What is the idea behind your website?
ASN's mission statement is "Providing everyone with a (professional) interest in aviation with up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues".

How did ASN start?
Founder Harro Ranter started gathering information on aircraft accidents and safety issues in 1983 and appeared in the Dutch national press after completing a book, covering over 1000 accidents in the summer of 1985. Online since August 1995, Harro started, which were then called the Aviation Safety Web Pages, on the Internet in January 1996.

Can you give me some up-to-date statistics?
Core of ASN is the Airliner Safety database, containing over 10,700 safety occurrences. The database covers airliner hull loss accidents, military transport accidents (1180+ accidents), corporate jet accidents (450+), major airliner incidents (200+), and hijackings (1000+ cases).
Currently 10,000+ people are subscribed to our Accident Digest e-mail service from around 170 different countries.
The average number of unique visitor sessions is about 10,000 per day. Most visitors are from the U.S., followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Switzerland.

How do you finance your services?
This website is financed entirely by donations and advertising fees.

Where is ASN headquartered?
ASN is a flexible and interactive network community which is spread all over the world through its information suppliers. The web server is located in the USA. Our management is located in Roosendaal, the Netherlands with a South American representative in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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