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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AVIATION SAFETY
A BRIEF EXCERPT
by Craig Conroy
As we sit on the taxiway of the second century of aviation history our predecessors could never have imagined the aviation world of today and its problems. The new generation of transports and unimaginable technology would appear unbelievable but our advances come with a significant number of problems. Through judicious study and the application of proven safety practices, none of our current problems need exist at an insurmountable level.
"IT IS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT IS THE WORST OF TIMES..." CHARLES DICKENS
Currently there are five full length motion pictures and three novels dealing with aviation safety and related issues.
THE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AVIATION
GLOBALLY A SIGNIFICANT AVIATION CRISIS OCCURS EVERY 48 DAYS
On the POSITIVE Side
The 2 new generations of navigational systems and navigational aids as well as GPS (Global Positioning System) should lessen problems exponentially.
The Seamless Plan for North American Navigation will enable continuity to serve General and Commercial Aviation.
Improved Professional Standards and Growing Professional relationships with Organizations i.e... NBAA, NBTA, ISO, and SAE.
Increased Awareness and Proactive approach to Aviation Crisis Management.
On the NEGATIVE Side
Increased incident of accidents in Eastern Europe.
Aging fleets of Aircraft used with frequency in Third World Countries.
Pacific rim and south American growth of aviation and increase in frequency of incidents.
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