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Author Oster, Clinton V.

Title Why airplanes crash : aviation safety in a changing world / Clinton V. Oster, Jr., John S. Strong, C. Kurt Zorn
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Tables and Figures -- Chapter 146; Risk in Air Travel -- I58; The Safety Record -- Chapter The U46;S46; Airline Safety Record in the Post45;Deregulation Era -- Chapter 346; Charter Service and General Aviation -- Chapter 446; A Comparison of Aviation Safety in Canada and the United States -- Chapter 546; The International Safety Record -- II58; Emerging Safety Issues -- Chapter 646; The Margin of Safety -- Chapter 746; Aging Aircraft -- Chapter 846; Aviation Security -- Chapter 946; Summing Up and Looking Ahead -- Appendix A46; Measures of Safety -- Appendix B46; Definitions and Rules for Assigning Causes to Accidents -- Appendix C46; Carriers Included in the Canadian Analysis -- Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Last Page
Summary The authors discuss what private and public policies can do to increase airline safety in an age of the deregulation of commercial airlines. The book compares the US experience with aviation in other countries, especially Canada. Then it examines the three safety issues: the safety margin that allows for human error and equipment failure; the worldwide ageing of all airline fleets; and terrorism and sabotage
Analysis Air transport Safety
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aircraft accidents -- Canada.
Aircraft accidents -- United States.
Aircraft accidents.
Form Electronic book
Author Strong, John S.
Zorn, C. Kurt.
LC no. 91033818
ISBN 1280525967
1429407301 (electronic bk.)
9781280525964
9781429407304 (electronic bk.)