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The Dollars and Sense of Risk Management and Airline Safety 24 pages. [PDF 224K]
Risk management programs are essential tools for airline management to achieve acceptable safety standards while pursuing production objectives, reports Flight Safety Foundation ICARUS Committee.
Special Safety Report: A Review of the Aviation Safety Reporting System. 84 pages.
This report on the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was conducted by the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Stuart Matthews, chairman, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), served on the advisory panel that assisted in the preparation of this report, which was released in August 1994 and is reprinted in its entirety in this issue of Flight Safety Digest. This issue is no longer available.
Computer system generates visual display that can help pilots monitor takeoff and make takeoff/abort decisions. Software can be adapted to modern airliners that are equipped with digital flight-control computers.
U.S. Audit Finds Some FAA-approved Repair Stations Using Bogus Parts 24 pages. [PDF 134K]
Recommendations in a March 1994 audit report addressed three “areas of weakness”: ensuring that replacement aircraft parts are FAA-approved; targeting repair stations for FAA surveillance; and improving surveillance.
Special Report: Flight Deck Procedure Designs Can Reduce Confusion, Enhance Safety. 76 pages.
This safety study commissioned by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been reprinted in its entirety in this issue of Flight Safety Digest. This issue is no longer available.
Accident and Incident Reports Show Importance of ‘Sterile Cockpit’ Compliance 27 pages. [PDF 175K]
In 1981, additional U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulations were enacted to reduce accidents by prohibiting nonessential crew activities during critical phases of flight. A recent review of anonymous reports suggests that noncompliance remains a problem.
Special Safety Report: Safety Issues Related to Wake Vortex Encounters During Visual Approach to Landing. 104 pages.
This safety study (report PB94-917002) by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been reprinted, with the exception of several appendixes, in this issue of the Flight
The special investigation was conducted to examine the circumstances surrounding five recent accidents and incidents in which an airplane on approach to landing encountered the wake vortex of a preceding Boeing 757. The encounters, which occurred
during visual conditions, were severe enough to create an unrecoverable loss of control for a Cessna Citation, a Cessna 182 and an Israel Aircraft Industries Westwind. This issue is no longer available.
Special Supplement: Managing Safety — Balancing Technology, Costs and Operations. Proceedings of the 6th Annual European Corporate and Regional Aircraft Operators Safety Seminar (ECARAOSS). 365 pages.
European corporate and regional aircraft operations are addressed in this special supplement. This issue is no longer available.
Special Safety Report: A Review of Flightcrew-involved, Major Accidents of U.S. Air Carriers, 1978 Through 1990. 114 pages.
This safety study (report PB94-917001) by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been printed in its entirety in this issue of the Flight Safety Digest. This issue is no longer available.
Limitations of See-and-Avoid Concept Cited in Fatal Midair Collision 22 pages. [PDF 141K]
The fatal midair collision of a Mitsubishi MU-2 and a Piper Saratoga near Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., prompted the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to reiterate the need for additional safeguards in situations in which the see-and-avoid concept is particularly vulnerable.
Special Double Issue: Bogus Parts — Detecting the Hidden Threat 46 pages. [PDF 292K]
The aviation community has been plagued by bogus parts for decades. But there are alarming indications that the scope of the problem is growing. Industry officials and government regulators are working together to track down and eliminate counterfeit parts and to trace thousands of potentially airworthy parts that lack proper documentation.