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Aircraft Safety: Accident Investigations, Analyses & Applications / Edition 2

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Overview


* This worldwide bestseller utilizes case studies to examine and explain aircraft accidents and incidents

* Covers five major problem causes: human factors, weather, mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, runway incursions

* NEW TO THIS EDITION: Chapters on Monitoring/Managing Cockpit Behavior and Spatial Disorientation; 27 new case studies; 25% new illustrations

* Updated data and statistics throughout

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071409742
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/23/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 483
  • Sales rank: 486,000
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shari Stamford Krause, Ph.D., is an aviation safety research consultant. Her clients have included Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and ABC News. She has taught aviation courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and aviation safety at Auburn University. Dr. Krause is Chair of the Aircraft Operations Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Human Factors 1
1 Judgment and Decision-Making 3
2 Accurate Situation Assessment Leads to Good Situation Awareness 29
3 Crew Resource Management: The Integration of Interpersonal Skills and Technical Proficiency 37
4 Spatial Disorientation 41
Pt. I Case Studies 57
Pt. II Runway Incursions 141
Pt. II Case Studies 147
Pt. III Weather 211
5 Air Masses and Fronts 213
6 Cloud Formation 219
7 Thunderstorms 225
8 Downbursts and Low-Level Windshear 233
9 Icing Conditions 241
10 Turbulence 255
11 Wake-Vortex Turbulence 265
Pt. III Case Studies 277
Pt. IV Mid-Air Collisions 343
12 Mid-Air Collision Avoidance: From See-and-Avoid to Search-and-Detect 345
Pt. IV Case Studies 359
Pt. V Mechanical and Maintenance 397
Pt. V Case Studies 399
Index 465
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