Commercial Aviation Safety, Sixth Edition

by: Stephen K. Cusick, J.D., Antonio I. Cortés, Ph.D., Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D.


Abstract: Up-to-date coverage of every aspect of commercial aviation safety. Completely revised to fully align with current U.S. and international regulations, this hands-on resource clearly explains the principles and practices of commercial aviation safety—from accident investigations to safety management systems. Commercial Aviation Safety, Sixth Edition, delivers authoritative information on today's risk management on the ground and in the air. The book offers the latest procedures, flight technologies, and accident statistics. You will learn about new and evolving challenges, such as lasers, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), cyberattacks, aircraft icing, and software bugs. Chapter outlines, review questions, and real-world incident examples are featured throughout. Coverage includes: • ICAO, FAA, EPA, TSA, and OSHA regulations • NTSB and ICAO accident investigation processes • Recording and reporting of safety data • U.S. and international aviation accident statistics • Accident causation models • Human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS) • Crew resource management (CRM) and threat and error management (TEM) • Aviation safety reporting system (ASRS) and flight data monitoring (FDM) • Aircraft and air traffic control technologies and safety systems • Airport safety, including runway incursions • Aviation security, including the threats of intentional harm and terrorism • International and U.S. aviation safety management systems
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Title: Commercial Aviation Safety, Sixth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259641824

Authors:

Stephen K. Cusick, J.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Aeronautics and the director of the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida; www.pegasas.aero. He is an experienced pilot with commercial, multiengine, instrument, and helicopter flight ratings from the FAA. He is engaged in aviation safety research in a variety of areas including aviation safety management systems and airline, airport, helicopter, and UAS safety initiatives. Mr. Cusick is a former U.S. Navy captain, flight instructor, and naval aviator. During his legal career he served as an attorney with the U.S. Navy General Counsel and as corporate counsel serving high-technology aerospace companies. He is a consultant and frequent speaker in the area of aviation safety. He is a recipient of the General Dynamics Award for Aviation Excellence.

Antonio I. Cortés, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of the College of Aviation and an associate professor of applied aviation sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He previously served as the chair of the Applied Aviation Sciences Department and has taught airline operations, airport safety, accident investigation, crew resource management, and safety management systems. Dr. Cortés's research has included expectation bias in airline pilots, using flight data to measure precursors to loss of control in-flight and human performance, simulation of tactile ground icing inspections, and airline pilot training success measures. He has experience as an air safety investigator, FOQA/ASAP manager, airline pilot, U.S. Air Force pilot, and director of safety. His recognitions include the FAA Distinguished Service Award for Safety, the NASA Honor Award for Research in Human Factors, and the U.S. Air Force General Tunner Award for Outstanding Flight Crew Performance.

Clarence C. Rodrigues, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering; program coordinator for the M.Eng. in health, safety, and environmental (HSE) engineering; and HSE manager (acting) for PI operations at the Petroleum Institute, the education and R&D division of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Previously, he was a tenured, full professor in the College of Aviation and the program chair for the B.S. in safety degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida; on the Safety Department's faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also an OSHA consultant for the State of Pennsylvania; and Campbell Soup Company's worldwide engineering manager for ergonomics and system safety. While at Campbell Soup, he also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the University of Pennsylvania's Systems Engineering Department. Dr. Rodrigues is an HSE consultant and has authored or co-authored numerous publications, including the fourth and fifth editions of Commercial Aviation Safety. He is a U.S. Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) who has conducted professional work in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Canada, England, India, Malaysia, Mexico, and Scotland.

Description: Up-to-date coverage of every aspect of commercial aviation safety. Completely revised to fully align with current U.S. and international regulations, this hands-on resource clearly explains the principles and practices of commercial aviation safety—from accident investigations to safety management systems. Commercial Aviation Safety, Sixth Edition, delivers authoritative information on today's risk management on the ground and in the air. The book offers the latest procedures, flight technologies, and accident statistics. You will learn about new and evolving challenges, such as lasers, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), cyberattacks, aircraft icing, and software bugs. Chapter outlines, review questions, and real-world incident examples are featured throughout. Coverage includes: • ICAO, FAA, EPA, TSA, and OSHA regulations • NTSB and ICAO accident investigation processes • Recording and reporting of safety data • U.S. and international aviation accident statistics • Accident causation models • Human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS) • Crew resource management (CRM) and threat and error management (TEM) • Aviation safety reporting system (ASRS) and flight data monitoring (FDM) • Aircraft and air traffic control technologies and safety systems • Airport safety, including runway incursions • Aviation security, including the threats of intentional harm and terrorism • International and U.S. aviation safety management systems