Aircraft Safety

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August 5, 2003


Electronic book text, 483 pages


0071433937 / 9780071433938

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Main description

* This worldwide bestseller utilizes case studies to examine and explain aircraft accidents and incidents

* Covers five major problem causes: human factors, weather, mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, runway incursions

* NEW TO THIS EDITION: Chapters on Monitoring/Managing Cockpit Behavior and Spatial Disorientation; 27 new case studies; 25% new illustrations

* Updated data and statistics throughout

Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE: Human Factors Chapter 1: Judgment and Decision-Making Chapter 2: Accurate Situation Assessment Leads to Good Situation Awareness Chapter 3: Crew Resource Management: The Integration of Interpersonal Skills and Technical Proficiency Chapter 4: Spatial Disorientation Part I: Case Studies PART TWO: RUNWAY INCURSIONS Part II: Case Studies PART THREE: WEATHER Chapter 5: Air Masses and Fronts Chapter 6: Cloud Formation Chapter 7: Thunderstorms Chapter 8: Downbursts and Low-Level Windshear Chapter 9: Icing Conditions Chapter 10: Turbulence Chapter 11: Wake-Vortex Turbulence Part III: Case Studies PART FOUR: MID-AIR COLLISIONS Chapter 12: Mid-Air Collision Avoidance: From See-and-Avoid to Search-and-Detect Part IV: Case Studies PART FIVE: MECHANICAL AND MAINTENANCE Part V: Case Studies Index

Author comments

Shari Stamford Krause, Ph.D., is an aviation safety research consultant. Her clients have included Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and ABC News. She has taught aviation courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and aviation safety at Auburn University. Dr. Krause is Chair of the Aircraft Operations Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Taken from the richest source of flying information -- exhaustive flight safety investigations -- this updated book examines more than 40 accidents/incidents involving airline and general aviation flights. By thoroughly dissecting what happened and why, aviation safety expert Shari Stamford Krause offers tremendous insights and techniques for pilots, air traffic controllers, and managers alike.

Designed for pilots of all ratings, aerospace enthusiasts, and aviation professionals, this exhaustively researched reference presents detailed analyses of major airline, regional, and general aviation accidents. You get the perspectives of pilots, crewmembers, and air traffic controllers -- as well as NTSB findings and excerpts from flight recordings that reveal how crewmembers and other key players performed under extreme stress. With a wealth of new content, this revised edition features:

* New chapters on cockpit resource management, pilot judgment and decision-making, and spatial disorientation
* New research and case studies covering runway incursions
* 27 new case studies
* Updated facts and statistics
* New illustrations
* And more!

Each part of this book details several different accidents or incidents, using illustrations and diagrams to give you a clear understanding of what happened. Krause reviews the lessons of each incident and their applications to the field.

Learn from these probable causes:
* Human factors
* Runway incursions
* Weather
* Mid-air collisions
* Mechanical failure

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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