STUCK ON A PLATEAU: A COMMON PROBLEM. IN: ACCIDENT PRECURSOR ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT: REDUCING TECHNOLOGICAL RISK THROUGH DILIGENCE

After declining significantly for about 30 years to a commendably low rate, the rate of fatal accidents for commercial aviation worldwide has been stubbornly constant for many years. This chapter, from the proceedings of a workshop (Washington, DC, July 2003) sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Accident Precursors Project, reviews this phenomenon. The author describes the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) global aviation information network (GAIN), a voluntary, privately owned and operated network of systems that collects and uses aviation safety information about flight operations, air traffic control operations, and maintenance to improve aviation safety. This approach focuses on collecting information about precursors before they result in mishaps. The author considers the collection and analysis of information, the legal deterrents to reporting, analytical tools that can help industries analyze the data they are collecting, system-wide interventions, human factors, and the benefits of sharing information, including the immediate economic benefits.

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  • Authors:
    • Hart, C A
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309092167
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM