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Aviation safety is the prime focus of the FAA and similar global aviation administration organizations.

In fact, AVS (Aviation Safety) in the FAA is an organization responsible for the certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of aircraft; and certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety-related positions.

Aviation Safety is also responsible for:

  • Certification of all operational and maintenance enterprises in domestic civil aviation
  • Certification and safety oversight of approximately 7,300 U.S. commercial airlines and air operators
  • Civil flight operations
  • Developing regulations

Human errors contribute to more aircraft incidents and accidents than any other single factor. Aviation safety is compromised by human errors that include errors by the flight crew, maintenance personnel, air traffic controllers, and others who have a direct impact on flight safety.

Human factors are significant contributors in approximately 70% of all accidents and incidents.

Experts in this field believe accident causation models can help with aviation safety.

One type of aviation accident causation model is called simple linear. This model represents the  idea that accidents are a culmination of a series of events in that one leads to the next one like a series of falling dominos. Aviation safety specialists look to avoid this type of disaster by removing one of the events in the chain and breaking the undesirable sequence.

Another kind of aviation accident causation model is the complex linear type. This idea also involves an undesirable sequence but presumes that accidents in the aviation industry happen as a result of a combination of latent hazards and unsafe acts.

This model takes into effect organization input as well as environmental factors. Like an epidemy, this model is characterized as epidemiological, and draws conclusions from latent factors that sometimes do not really affect the outcome, and it tends to oversimplify the causes.

Want to know more? Tonex offers Aviation Safety Training Bootcamp, a 2-day course designed to provide the participants with the working knowledge of the planning, designing and testing development of an effective system safety program. The development of major system safety concepts are examined with particular emphasis on system safety risk assessment, mitigation and accident prevention.

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