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Exploratory Study of Hazard Mitigation and Research in the Air Transport System.

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The study examines a series of principles that may effectively mitigate technological hazards within the Air Transport System. These principles are precise design criteria and verification of the standards which relate to an airplanes operating environment quality control in manufacturing with high levels of performance in design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of the system periodic testing and evaluation of equipment and human elements to meet performance standards training and education of key managers and operators in emergency procedures with emphasis in new systems and multi-problem hazards establish communication modes linking key elements with institutions in the system to mitigate, respond, and recover from emergencies a system of reporting incident and accident investigations in a prompt manner to allow for a coordinated recovery and the system must be regulated, audited, and demonstrated frequently to protect public interest, including proper liability. these principles are then analyzed in three areas in which successful hazard mitigation will reduce the effects of increased technological applications. these topic areas include Design, Construction, Inspection, and Maintenance System Development and Operation and Liability and Regulation. the study concludes that with the rapid development in high technology and with its subsequent rapid application to our National capability, technological hazards converge onto a wide variety of societies activities. The report suggests that successful mitigation of technological hazards can be achieved through utilizing the previously outlined principles within the total air transport system environment. Author

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  • Transport Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

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