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Overview

COMMERCIAL AVIATION SAFETY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

It‘s a new world in commercial aviation safety. This fourth edition of the premier resource in the field is thoroughly revised and updated to serve the safety needs of commercial aviation in the United States. This text offers the best guidance on today's security concerns on the ground and in the air, changes in systems and regulations, new maintenance and flight technologies, and recent accidents. Commercial Aviation Safety integrates the latest research on factors in accidents into the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and systematic reference on the principles and regulatory practices of commercial aviation safety and security.

With the introduction of co-author Clarence C. Rodrigues, Commercial Aviation Safety broadens its field of study to include regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA. Ideal for students and professionals alike, the fourth edition covers:

* Regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA relevant to aviation

* Aircraft and air traffic control technologies

* Airport safety

* Runway incursions – one of the FAA’s top 5 safety priorities

* Security regulations leading up to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and beyond

* Aviation security control technologies

* Airline safety program management

* Safety organizational structure of a major air carrier

* Free Flight

* NTSB accident data and its analysis

* OSHA injury and illness statistics

* Accident modeling including reasons model of accident causation

* Management of human error

Alexander T. Wells, Ed.D., is a consultant, Emeritus Professor of Aviation in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the author of such successful texts as Airport Planning & Management, Fifth Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. During his 43 years in aviation, he held many positions with United Airlines and several major aviation insurance firms. In 2000, Dr. Wells was presented the University Aviation Association Dr. Frank E. Sorenson Award for outstanding achievements of excellence in aviation research scholarship.

Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CPE is an associate professor of applied aviation sciences in the college of aviation and is the program director for the BS in Safety degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before joining ERAU, Dr. Rodrigues was on the safety sciences' faculty at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and was also an OSHA consultant for the State of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining IUP, Dr. Rodrigues was a worldwide engineering manager for the Campbell Soup Company for seven years. While at Campbell Soup, he also held an adjunct faculty appointment at The University of Pennsylvania's systems engineering department. Dr. Rodrigues has consulted for industry and for government, has made several national and international presentations, and has authored or coauthored numerous technical publications. Dr. Rodrigues holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and master's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and his master's degree in environmental engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Wells (professor emeritus, aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Rodrigues (applied aviation science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) have added new material on today's ground and air security concerns, changes in systems and regulations, and new maintenance and flight technologies to this fourth edition of a text for students, especially those with a limited background in the subject, enrolled in aviation safety and/or management programs and college or university flight programs. With the introduction of coauthor Rodrigues, the book broadens its field of study to include regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA.
From The Critics
Wells (professor emeritus, aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Rodrigues (applied aviation science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) have added new material on today's ground and air security concerns, changes in systems and regulations, and new maintenance and flight technologies to this fourth edition of a text for students, especially those with a limited background in the subject,enrolled in aviation safety and/or management programs and college or university flight programs. With the introduction of coauthor Rodrigues,the book broadens its field of study to include regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA.

Alexander T. Wells, Ed.D., is a consultant, Emeritus Professor of Aviation in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the author of such successful texts as Airport Planning & Management, Fifth Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. During his 43 years in aviation, he held many positions with United Airlines and several major aviation insurance firms. In 2000, Dr. Wells was presented the University Aviation Association Dr. Frank E. Sorenson Award for outstanding achievements of excellence in aviation research scholarship.

Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CPE is an associate professor of applied aviation sciences in the college of aviation and is the program director for the BS in Safety degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before joining ERAU, Dr. Rodrigues was on the safety sciences' faculty at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and was also an OSHA consultant for the State of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining IUP,Dr. Rodrigues was a worldwide engineering manager for the Campbell Soup Company for seven years. While at Campbell Soup, he also held an adjunct faculty appointment at The University of Pennsylvania's systems engineering department. Dr. Rodrigues has consulted for industry and for government, has made several national and international presentations, and has authored or coauthored numerous technical publications. Dr. Rodrigues holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and master's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and his master's degree in environmental engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.

Booknews
A text for students and professionals in the field of safety, integrating research in human factors, air traffic systems, and aircraft technologies. Contains chapter outlines, review questions, and key terms. This second edition offers new material on the nature of accidents, factors affecting human performance, and the role of airline management in aviation safety, and reflects recent changes in air traffic systems, aircraft technologies, and the regulatory framework. Chapters on airline deregulation and airport capacity and safety were dropped for this edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Booknews
A text/reference providing analysis of aviation safety policies and programs as they have developed since the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Covers structural and operational changes, safety, data measurement and analysis techniques, accident rates, accident investigation methods, recent aircraft and traffic control technologies. Includes review questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sci-Tech Book News
Wells (professor emeritus, aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Rodrigues (applied aviation science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) have added new material on today's ground and air security concerns, changes in systems and regulations, and new maintenance and flight technologies to this fourth edition of a text for students, especially those with a limited background in the subject,enrolled in aviation safety and/or management programs and college or university flight programs. With the introduction of coauthor Rodrigues,the book broadens its field of study to include regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070693456
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 433
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander T. Wells, Ed.D., is a consultant, Emeritus Professor of Aviation in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the author of such successful texts as Airport Planning & Management, Fifth Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. During his 43 years in aviation, he held many positions with United Airlines and several major aviation insurance firms. In 2000, Dr. Wells was presented the University Aviation Association Dr. Frank E. Sorenson Award for outstanding achievements of excellence in aviation research scholarship.

Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CPE is an associate professor of applied aviation sciences in the college of aviation and is the program director for the BS in Safety degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before joining ERAU, Dr. Rodrigues was on the safety sciences' faculty at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and was also an OSHA consultant for the State of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining IUP, Dr. Rodrigues was a worldwide engineering manager for the Campbell Soup Company for seven years. While at Campbell Soup, he also held an adjunct faculty appointment at The University of Pennsylvania's systems engineering department. Dr. Rodrigues has consulted for industry and for government, has made several national and international presentations, and has authored or coauthored numerous technical publications. Dr. Rodrigues holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and master's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and his master's degree in environmental engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The regulatory framework 1
Ch. 2 Regulatory organization and rulemaking 25
Ch. 3 The national transportation safety board 51
Ch. 4 Recording and reporting of safety data 71
Ch. 5 Review of safety statistics 101
Ch. 6 Accident causation models 133
Ch. 7 Human factors in aviation safety 157
Ch. 8 Air traffic safety systems 187
Ch. 9 Aircraft safety systems 219
Ch. 10 Airport safety 265
Ch. 11 Aviation security 295
Ch. 12 Airline safety 333
Index 381
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