Air Accident Investigations Research Paper by ABCs

Air Accident Investigations
A research paper looking at the airline operating conditions that may affect aircraft damage severity.
# 111956 | 15,481 words | 0 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2009 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the relevant literature concerning air accidents and their investigation in order to identify current issues, problems and trends that need further investigation. The paper examines the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning aviation safety in general, and air accident investigations in particular. The paper further examines the quantitative analysis of the causes and incidence of various types of aircraft accidents and a recapitulation of recent media reports concerning the same. The paper concludes with a summary of the research and salient findings and recommendations. The paper contains graphs and tables.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Importance of Study
Scope of Study
Rationale of Study
Methodology of Study
Overview of Study
Definition of Key Terms
Chapter 2: Review of Related Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Description of the Study Approach
Data-gathering Method and Database of Study
Chapter 4: Data Analysis
Chapter 5: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"The research showed that during the period from 1983 and 2002, there were 74 aviation accidents categorized as "major," 39 aviation accidents categorized as "serious," 267 aviation accidents with injuries, and 275 aviation accidents with damage reported. On the positive side, the number of fatalities per 100,000 hours of flight time during the period 1994 through 2003 decreased somewhat, from a high in 1994 of about 3.35 to a low of 2.2 in 1999; however, there has been a slight increase since that time with an upward trend developing since 2000 to 2003 to a rate of about 2.45 per 100,000 hours of flight time. The causes for aviation fatalities over the past 50 years have included pilot error (weather- and mechanical-related), human error, weather, mechanical failure and sabotage, as well as causes listed as "other." In addition, during the period from 1994 to 2003, the different type of operation that have contributed to aviation fatalities are led by personal and business flights (by far), followed by corporate/executive operations, aerial applications and flight instruction."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Accidents and accident rates for 1983 through 2002. (2008). Aviation Attorneys. [Online]. Available:
  • Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data U.S. General Aviation, Calendar Year 2003. (2003). National Transportation Safety Board. [Online]. Available: publictn/2007/ARG0701.pdf.
  • Aviation accidents from the past 10 years. (2008). National Transportation Safety Board. [Online]. Available:
  • Billings, C. E. (1997). Aviation automation: The search for a human-centered approach. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Bisignani, G. (2006, January-February). Airlines: Bankruptcies, terrorism, and high oil prices have rocked the airline industry. Foreign Policy, 152, 22-24.

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