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2000. Airport Planning & Management, 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Wilson, John R. M. 1979. Turbulence Aloft: The Civil Aeronautics Administration Amid Wars and Rumors of Wars, 1938 –1953. DOT/FAA. S. Government Printing Office. Chapter 2 Safety Data Analysis 17 Copyright 2001 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click Here for Terms of Use. 18 Chapter Two Introduction Safety Factors Measurement data Nonaccident safety data Incidents Accident Causes and Types Primary safety factors Secondary and tertiary safety factors Manufacturers’ analysis of the causes Boeing’s statistical summary Commercial Aviation Accident Statistics The 1980s The 1990s Concluding Remarks Key Terms Review Questions Suggested Reading Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you should be able to ᭿ Recognize the outstanding safety record of commercial aviation relative to other modes of transportation.

Information that indicates the amount of opportunity for an event to occur. Cycles, distance, and time for passengers or vehicles are the principal exposure types. They are used in the denominator of rates, such as fatalities per passengerdeparture and electrical system failures per aircraft-hour. SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board Safety Data Analysis 25 However, for an aviation incident to be widely known, it must be reported by at least one of the people involved. Yet, the definition of an incident is subject to the interpretation of the observer, and what appears to be an incident to one person might not to another.

Flightcrews are required to report occurrences of inflight fires to the NTSB. Flight-critical equipment failure. “Flight-critical” is subject to various interpretations. Some examples are control system malfunctions and engine failures. Accidents provide little more than after-the-fact evidence that safety in the aviation industry was inadequate. Some have suggested that incidents provide insight into changing probabilities of aviation accidents. The implication is that there is a correlation between incidents and accidents and that careful tracking of changes in incidents might point to problems before accidents occur.

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