Aircraft Safety

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Date

July 15, 2003

Format

Electronic book text, 483 pages

ISBN

0071433937 / 9780071433938

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Overview


Table of contents

IntroductionPART ONE: Human FactorsChapter 1: Judgment and Decision-MakingChapter 2: Accurate Situation Assessment Leads to Good Situation AwarenessChapter 3: Crew Resource Management: The Integration of Interpersonal Skills and Technical ProficiencyChapter 4: Spatial DisorientationPart I: Case StudiesPART TWO: RUNWAY INCURSIONSPart II: Case Studies PART THREE: WEATHERChapter 5: Air Masses and FrontsChapter 6: Cloud FormationChapter 7: ThunderstormsChapter 8: Downbursts and Low-Level WindshearChapter 9: Icing ConditionsChapter 10: TurbulenceChapter 11: Wake-Vortex TurbulencePart III: Case StudiesPART FOUR: MID-AIR COLLISIONSChapter 12: Mid-Air Collision Avoidance: From See-and-Avoid to Search-and-DetectPart IV: Case StudiesPART FIVE: MECHANICAL AND MAINTENANCEPart V: Case StudiesIndex


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.


Back cover copy

27 NEW CASE STUDIES

WHAT DO WE LEARN WHEN AN AIRPLANE CRASHES?

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





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