Commercial Aviation Safety

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9780071577168: Commercial Aviation Safety

Recent accidents; growth in regional airline traffic; new, low-cost start-up carriers; contract maintenance activities; and increased media attention all have served to heighten awareness of commercial aviation safety in the 1990s. Using the 5-M model - Man, Machine, Medium, Mission, and Management - as a structure for this text, Wells integrates the latest research in human factors, air traffic systems, and aircraft technologies to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject.

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Commercial Aviation Safety, Second Edition. Recent accidents; growth in regional airline traffic; new, low-cost start-up carriers; contract maintenance activities; and increased media attention all have served to heighten awareness of commercial aviation safety in the 1990s. Using the 5-M model-Man, Machine, Medium, Mission, and Management-as a structure for this text, Well integrates the latest research in human factors, air traffic systems, and aircraft technologies to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject. A solid foundation of reference ideal for students and professionals in the field of safety, the second edition of Commercial Aviation Safety covers: the regulatory framework; The latest commercial aviation accident statistics and data analysis; Methods of measuring air transportatin safety; Human factors and the managing of human error; Air traffic system technologies designed to improve safety; Development of aircraft technologies for the twenty-first century; The role of airline management in organizing for safety; The functions of the FAA and the flight Stadards Service in promoting safety; The NTSB and major investigations druing the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Alexander T. Wells, Ed.D. (Deland, FL) is consultant and adjunct professor to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Aviation Business Administration Department. Wells is author of several aviation management texts, including Airport Planning & Management, 4e just released 6/2000 by McGrawHill.

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