Aviation Safety Management Term Paper by Master Researcher

Aviation Safety Management
A look at the evolution of aviation safety and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
# 35483 | 2,400 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper describes the evolution and the development of safety programs within the air traffic control system in the U.S. The paper explores the many problems facing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that include management problems, inadequate pay, inadequate technology and training and financial problems. The paper shows how the FAA's effort to modernize its air traffic system technology has not kept pace with the emergence of new hardware or the growing demand for air travel. The paper argues that modernization of our air traffic control system is important for both safety and efficiency reasons, and the FAA needs to work to increase dramatically the efficiency of air-traffic management.

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"When the aviation industry began people had high hopes--- they wanted development at all costs so that as the aviation industry developed no consideration was given to safety and soon the aviation world grew out of control. Expansions took place without a strategic outplay and the public traveled around the world from the same area. The expansion took place with Andrew Dickson's statement in mind, "why worry, it's a great big sky with small planes -plenty of room". This people soon realized were a fable (Discovery Channel, 1999).
"Development was favored over safety, yet, technology helped override some of the more pressing issues for with the introduction of the radio, communication was made easier and this meant aircraft's could continue to travel as before with new facilities which would allow ground forces to verbally control aircraft through the radios by issuing altitude and headings, thus separating aviation and safety. Yet, while technology was developed no real focus was placed on the training of the people concerned with the safety. Radios and radars emerged but the Air Traffic Controllers(ATC) did not know how to use these new inventions. The focus was on technology and safety was again ignored."

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