Improving the Continued Airworthiness of Civil Aircraft: A Strategy for the FAA's Aircraft Certification Service

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National Academies Press, Oct 11, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 86 pages
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As part of the national effort to improve aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the National Research Council to examine and recommend improvements in the aircraft certification process currently used by the FAA, manufacturers, and operators.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
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1 Introduction
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2 Role of the Aircraft Certification Service AIR
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3 Causes of Incidents and Accidents
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4 Recommended Safety Management Process
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5 Human Factors
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6 Barriers
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7 Small Airplanes and Rotorcraft
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APPENDIX A List of Findings and Recommendations
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APPENDIX B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
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APPENDIX C Participants in Committee Meetings
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APPENDIX D Data Requirements
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APPENDIX E Probability and Reliability Analysis
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APPENDIX F Sample Legislative Amendment for Approved Design Organizations
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Acronyms
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