IMPROVING AIRCRAFT SAFETY. FAA CERTIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

This book discusses the results of a six month study conducted by the FAA which examined the process of certificating the design, production, and maintenance of large commercial transport aircraft. The following organizational needs for the FAA were concluded from the study: the need for highly compentent, dynamic leadership, with terms of sufficient duration to provide stability and continuity; the need for an improved technical staff of greater competence, which can be attracted only if significant organizational changes are made; and the need for a committee, reporting to the administrator, to provide advice on the application of new technologies to the work of FAA. Also, a recommendation concerning the philosophy of aircraft design was considered significant: aircraft can be designed to be more tolerant of failure and should be able to land safely even after some severe structural damage.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM