Inspections of Army Aviation Accident Rates Research Paper by Nicky

An analysis of research assessing the effects of Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) inspections on U.S. Army aviation accident rates.
# 146389 | 11,956 words | 20 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 26, 2010 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General) , Military (Branches of Military)

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This paper focuses on research that assesses the effects of Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) inspections on U.S. Army aviation accident rates, with the hypothesis that ARMS inspections decrease Army aviation accidents. The paper explains that United States Army aviation resources are an expensive, finite product in the budget of the United States government, and the loss of United States Army helicopters directly impacts the mission, capability, and accomplishment of Army aviation in deployments and support missions to ground forces. The paper looks into the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army (USAREUR) aviation accident statistics over a four-year period. Additionally, the paper examines accidents that occurred 90 days before and 90 days after an ARMS inspection, revealing that results were significantly in favor of ARMS, thereby supporting the research hypothesis. The paper concludes that ARMS inspections decrease Army aviation accidents, with research results well below the qualifier of 60%; the researcher recommends that not announcing ARMS inspections schedules and conducting "no notice" inspections could significantly reduce the numbers even more in the future.

Table of Contents:
List of Tables
Background of the Problem
Researcher's Work Setting and Role
Statement of the Problem
Significance of the Problem
Definition of Terms
Review of Relevant of Literature and Research
History of Aviation Safety
Accident rate
Associated Regulations
Research Methodology
Research Model
Research Design
Sources of Data
Treatment of Data and Procedures

From the Paper:

"This study has related the methods utilized by the U.S. Army in reporting aviation accidents and has related the fact that there were 25 fatalities and a total estimated loss of $164,583,907 reported by USAREUR as of December 13, 2006 due to Class A-C accidents within a four-year period (ASMIS Aviation Accident Data Base). Aviation accident rates in the U.S. Army trended upward and negatively impacted the military budgeting as well as the inestimable loss of life that occurred due to aviation accidents rates in the U.S. Army. The inspections methodology has evolved over the past five decades. This study has reported data collected from one MACOM, USAREUR report of accident rates in the A,B, and C classes at Heidelberg Germany. The aviation accident data in this study was collected exclusively from the Army Safety Management Information System (ASMIS) database located in the United States Army Safety Center, Ft. Rucker, Alabama. The time frame was narrowed to four fiscal years, 2003-2006. This study was limited to only one MACOM due to the limitations in the timeframe allotted for this study and to this has allowed for greater ease in sampling of army aircraft accident data across the three classes of accidents or specifically Classes A, B, and C."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Accident Investigators Handbook (2007) U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center. Online available at:
  • Army Aviation Accident Prevention Program (2007) Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-90. Online available at:
  • Army in Europe Regulation 95-1, General Provisions and Flight Regulations for Army Aviation, dated 12 December 2003.
  • Army Regulation 95-1, Aviation Flight Regulation, dated 1 December 2008.
  • Bahr, Nicholas J. (1997). System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach. New York: Taylor and Francis.

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APA Format

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