In air travel and facility safety, the lessons of the past decade have been hard but have paid off in new maintenance and flight technologies, and more rational, streamlined regulations and security measures.

As people everywhere reflect on the events of 9/11/01, aviation safety continues to evolve to meet future needs. Balancing civil rights with civic responsibilities, cost containment and comprehensiveness, security and transparency are key issues of engineers, facilities managers, logistics specialists, and travelers alike. Commercial Aviation Safety, Fifth Edition responds to these concerns by delivering an informational overview of the subject, as well as a practical guide to the implementation of safety and security technologies and practices.

Authors Clarence C. Rodrigues, Manager for Health, Safety, and Environment for the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, and Stephen K. Kusicfull, Associate Professor for the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology, incorporate the latest procedures, standards, and statistics from U.S. and international air traffic and regulatory agencies and other sources and cover the newest findings on a broad range of topics, including

  • Regulatory bodies and rules
  • Accident causation models, human factor analysis, and ¬†preventative action prescriptions
  • Recommendations of the U.S. Congress’s 9/11 Commission and their effects on commercial aviation — both on the ground and in the air
  • International air carrier safety management systems

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