By Laurie Taylor
Regardless of the excessive criteria of defense in civil air delivery, aviation failures proceed to ensue. This booklet examines the hazards on the topic of air go back and forth - human components, the normal and operational environments, and man-made difficulties resembling sabotage - and exhibits the place managers have succeeded and failed.
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These actions have been taken in cases of hijacking and military interceptions of civil aircraft where passengers' lives have been lost or put at risk. < previous page page_14 next page > < previous page page_15 next page > Page 15 2 Human Factors Although great progress has been made in the design, manufacture and operation of civil aircraft in the past fifty years as evidenced by the steadily decreasing rate of accidents, more needs to be done to provide a better match between the aircraft vehicle, environment and crew members who operate aircraft.
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Air Travel: How Safe Is It? by Laurie Taylor