In response to a Malcom Gladwell book that discussed why foreign airlines are not as safe as major US carriers, pilot and web consulting pioneer Philip Greenspun wrote a detailed rebuttal here. Note that Greenspun disagrees with Gladwell’s logic, but he’s not arguing that foreign airlines are safe. It’s very interesting (and scary) reading, especially if you fly overseas.
Bringing this closer to home, ONN reports on a crash in Guatemala that really details some of the key equipment differences that flight crews on foreign carriers must contend with. Highly recommended. (Click through if your feed reader doesn’t display a video below.)