Increasing Airline Safety with Pinscan Technology Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal on whether PINSCAN 90 can effectively reduce errors in failure to remove landing gear pins at Emirates Airlines.
# 151330 | 2,999 words | 21 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper explores the effectiveness of the PINSCAN 90 technology in preventing emergency landings due to the failure to remove the safety pins from landing gear. The paper examines studies related to safety and the use of technology as a means to reduce mechanical failures and emergency landing scenarios and also looks at technology use in similar situations. The paper outlines the research questions, the methodology, the research stages, progress so far and a future plan for the research. A table is included in the paper.

Literature Review
Study Significance
Research Questions
Research stages
Progress Thus Far
Future Plan

From the Paper:

"Aircraft must withstand some of the extreme conditions of any piece of machinery. Of all of the parts of the plane, the landing gear must withstand the extreme conditions of all (Azevedo, Hippert, & Spera, et al, 2002). The conditions under which the landing gear must operate and the importance of it in the safety of passengers makes the landing gear a key focus of mechanics. A plethora of literature exists regarding the aid of computers in design and in failure testing of the landing gear.
"The use of technology has entered into many areas of airplane design, failure testing and many other areas of the process. However, little exists into use of technology as a means to enhance and draw attention to flaws in the maintenance process or cycle. Despite a lack of evidence, maintenance plays an important role in accident prevention. The following will address the topic of maintenance and its importance in crash prevention. It will also explore any information that is available on the use of technology in the maintenance process.
"Air medical accidents attributed to maintenance focused on maintenance issues in the engines, main rotor drive system, tail rotor drive system, flight control system and landings gear for helicopters (Frazier, 2002). Gubbels & Craig (2002) found that historical incidence and crash analysis have been the key contributing factors in the design of safety systems and processes in the airline industry, regardless of the type of craft involved."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aavedo, C., Hippert. E., & Spera, G. et al. 2002. Aircraft landing gear failure: fracture of the outer cylinder lug. Engineering Failure Analysis. 9 (1): pp. 1-15.
  • Aubrun, C., Robert, M., & Cecchin, T. Fault detection in a control loop. Control Engineering Practice, 3 (10): pp. 1441-1446.
  • Bogaerts, P. Cuvelier, A. & Kinnaert, M. 1998.Identification for fault detection in an industrial condenser. Control Engineering Practice, 6 (10): pp. 1249-1256.
  • Capterra. (2009). Aviation Maintenance Software Finder. Available at: [Accessed 13, November 2009].
  • Connolly, C. 2008. Developments in localisation sensor systems. Sensor Review. 28 (2): pp. 98-101.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Increasing Airline Safety with Pinscan Technology (2012, May 31) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Increasing Airline Safety with Pinscan Technology" 31 May 2012. Web. 24 September. 2023. <>