Commercial Aviation Safety

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9780071417426: Commercial Aviation Safety

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; and management of human error.

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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. ( Sci-Tech Book News 2004-06-01)

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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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