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Commercial Aviation Safety - 5th Edition

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Clarence C. Rodrigues

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A Complete, Fully Updated Guide to COMMERCIAL AVIATION SAFETY

Presenting the latest procedures and standards from U.S. and international air traffic and regulatory agencies, this extensively revised resource covers the entire commercial aviation safety system--from human factors to accident investigation. The introduction of Safety Management Systems (SMS) principles by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is discussed in detail.

Commercial Aviation Safety, Fifth Edition delivers authoritative information on today's security concerns on the ground and in the air, changes in systems and regulations, new maintenance and flight technologies, and recent accident statistics. This is the most comprehensive, current, and systematic reference on the principles and practices of commercial aviation safety and security.


  •     Regulatory information on ICAO, FAA, EPA, TSA, and OSHA
  •     NTSB and ICAO accident investigation processes
  •     Recording and reporting of safety data
  •     U.S. and international aviation accident statistics
  •     Accident causation models
  •     The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS)
  •     Aircraft and air traffic control technologies and safety systems
  •     Airport safety, including runway incursions
  •     Aviation security, including the 9-11 Commission recommendations
  •     International and U.S. Airline Safety Management Systems
  •     Aviation Safety Management Systems

Table of contents

    Chapter 1. The Regulatory Framework
    Chapter 2. Regulatory Organization and Rulemaking
    Chapter 3. The National Transportation Safety Board
    Chapter 4. Recording and Reporting of Safety Data
    Chapter 5. Review of Safety Statistics
    Chapter 6. Accident Causation Models
    Chapter 7. Human Factors in Aviation Safety
    Chapter 8. Air Traffic Safety Systems
    Chapter 9. Aircraft Safety Systems
    Chapter 10. Airport Safety
    Chapter 11. Aviation Security
    Chapter 12. Airline Safety
    Chapter 13. Aviation Safety Management Systems

About the Author:
Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D., is currently the Health Safety Environment (HSE) manager for the Petroleum Institute (part of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company - ADNOC) in Abu Dhabi. He was previously a tenured, full professor in the college of aviation and the program chair for the BS in Safety Sciences degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Stephen K. Cusick, J.D., is Associate Professor of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology, College of Aeronautics in Melbourne, Florida and a member of the university graduate faculty for its Masters Degree program in Applied Aviation Safety. A former U.S. Navy Captain, flight instructor, and Naval Aviator, he is an active pilot with multi-engine, instrument, and helicopter flight ratings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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