Essay Aviation Industry Safety

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Aviation Industry Safety

-The National Transportation Safety Board's statistics show an accident rate of 5 fatal accidents for each 10 million flights on scheduled and nonscheduled service by U.S. airlines operating under part 121 of the Federal Aviation Regulations from 1982 through 1998.
-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for examining an airline's operations when the airline seeks a certificate to operate and for conduction periodic inspections to ensure continued complained with safety regulations.
-FAA has nearly 3300 safely inspectors located in 101 district offices throughout the U*S. One of the inspector' primary functions is conducting what FAA calls "routine surveillance" -- a process of continuous
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It fosters more consistent, structured inspections by standardizing inspection tasks, linking inspectors' training more closely to their assigned responsibilities, and using teams rather than individual inspectors to perform many inspections. The program also calls for a number of enhancements to improve the usefulness of inspection database for reporting inspection results and the addition of data quality assurance managers and analysts. The goal of this redesign is to target inspection resources to those areas that present the greates safety risks.
-FAA emphasizes a system safety approach in ATOS that replaces routine surveillance and goes beyond spot-checking airlines for compliance with aviation regulations. System safety involves the application of technical and managerial skill to identify, analyze, assess, and control hazards and risks. It covers every aspect of and airline's operations, from the design of the hardware to the culture and attitudes to the airline's personnel.
-Under ATOS, FAA assigns a team of inspectors to oversee each airline. Three principal inspectors lead the team, one for each major area of inspections (operations, maintenance, and avionics). Additional team members can be based in one of two ways. Inspectors based at the FAA office that holds the airline's operating certificate work

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