Concerns over flight safety are at the forefront for airlines, government, and the flying public. Despite the passage of several aviation safety-related bills in the 1990s, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's lack of training in airline inspection and reluctance to release safety data has meant that needed airline safety information is still unavailable to the public. However, in the aftermath of recent airline tragedies, several public advocacy groups and others have called for an aviation safety ranking system. Such a system would provide a useful guide and an incentive for a comprehensive system of aviation safety policy. The rating could include rational factors of safety measurements such as accidents, fatality rates, pilot violations, maintenance fraud, financial stability, average age of fleet, and type of enforcement actions. Such a rating may also provide a model for forecasting airlines at risk as well as a tool for identifying gaps in the public aviation infrastructure.

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    American Public Works Association

    2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 500
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64108-2625
  • Authors:
    • Bowen, B D
    • Lu, C-T
  • Publication Date: 2000-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2000 12:00AM