Why Airplanes Crash; Aviation Safety in a Changing World / Edition 1

Why Airplanes Crash; Aviation Safety in a Changing World / Edition 1

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by Clinton V. Oster
     
 

This work examines the causes of airplane accidents and what private and public policies are needed to improve aviation safety. It begins by examining the safety record of the United States commuter airline industry in the post-deregulation era characterized by increased emphasis by airlines on cost control and growing pressures on the air traffic control and

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This work examines the causes of airplane accidents and what private and public policies are needed to improve aviation safety. It begins by examining the safety record of the United States commuter airline industry in the post-deregulation era characterized by increased emphasis by airlines on cost control and growing pressures on the air traffic control and airport system. The authors go beyond the safety of the scheduled airlines to examine the reasons for accidents in the nonscheduled and general aviation segments of the United States industry, where the bulk of fatalities occur and where airline pilots increasingly receive most of their training and experience. They then turn to an examination of aviation safety throughout the world, first with a detailed comparison of Canadian and American aviation safety, and then with a look at air safety in all regions of the world and the safety performances of all the world's major airlines. Three emerging issues are then examined in greater detail: assessing the margin of safety, worldwide aging of all airline fleets, and terrorism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195072235
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,466,120
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Ch. 1Risk in Air Travel3
IThe Safety Record
Ch. 2The U.S. Airline Safety Record in the Post-Deregulation Era19
Ch. 3Charter Service and General Aviation41
Ch. 4A Comparison of Aviation Safety in Canada and the United States61
Ch. 5The International Safety Record75
IIEmerging Safety Issues
Ch. 6The Margin of Safety103
Ch. 7Aging Aircraft127
Ch. 8Aviation Security143
Ch. 9Summing Up and Looking Ahead157
Appendix A: Measures of Safety169
Appendix B: Definitions and Rules for Assigning Causes to Accidents173
Appendix C: Carriers Included in the Canadian Analysis179
Glossary181
Index197

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