Special Issue "Aviation Safety—Accident Investigation, Analysis and Prevention"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 8414
Interests: general aviation accidents; aviation safety; light aircraft; human factors
* Commercial Pilot
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Interests: analytical, computational and experimental fluid mechanics and aerodynamics; aerospace propulsion and space operations; physics of flight and aerospace vehicles; aircraft performance, stability, control, maneuverability, and handling qualities; development of best practices and advanced piloting techniques
* Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor
Although commercial air travel is one of the safest modes of transportation, general aviation, comprised mainly of non-revenue, light aircraft (<12,500 lbs.), boasts a poor safety record with a >60-fold higher fatal accident rate. Additionally, accidents for the latter impose a financial burden on the USA of up to $4.64 billion annually. While a modest reduction in the general aviation fatal accident rate has been witnessed over the last decade, a wide chasm still exists between this sector of aviation and air carriers. How then to improve general aviation safety? In the past, implementing changes towards improving general aviation safety has been reactive (to an accident). In contrast, more recent emphasis, certainly with air carriers, has been placed on a proactive gathering of in-flight data (e.g., via flight operations quality assurance, , etc.) towards averting future mishaps. This Special Issue seeks papers encompassing all aspects of aviation safety/accident prevention/investigations inclusive of, but not limited to, (i) technologies (e.g., portable and panel-mounted devices), (ii), human factors (fatigue/impairment, obesity, aeronautical decision making), (iii), aircraft design (e.g., to prevent overbanking tendencies/loss-of-control, crashworthiness), (iv) general aviation airman recurrency training with emphasis on emergencies, (v) aviation weather and its interoperation, (vi) educational programs (e.g., threat error management programs) in order to effect a reduction in accident rates and injury severity.
Dr. Douglas Boyd
Prof. Dr. Nihad E. Daidzic
Manuscript Submission Information
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- aviation accidents and investigations
- aviation safety
- human factors
- safety management systems
- threat and error management
- aviation weather and air traffic control system
- flight envelope protection systems
- stability augmentation systems and autopilots
- aircraft energy management and warning systems
- aircraft design