How safe is air travel? With the Internet and 24-hour news channels, public access to aviation data has never been greater. However, much of the available data is unprocessed figures or background statistics that are not accompanied by guidance on how to comprehend and use this kind of information. Whether you're an engineer, aviation professional, or concerned passenger, 'Understanding Aviation Safety Data' will show you how to analyze information from the World Wide Web and other sources to answer your questions regarding the risks of flying. Using a combination of case studies and step-by-step instructions, this book thoroughly addresses the following topics: Key fundamental concepts of risk and safety How aviation safety data is collected and used for analysis The role of the World Wide Web in providing access to aviation safety data Traditional sources of publicly-accessible data A systematic process for planning and executing aviation safety analyses Examples of how the process can be used to analyze aviation safety data from the Internet, libraries, and other public sources.
The book also provides many aviation safety data resources and includes a glossary of safety and Internet terms related to the analysis of aviation safety data. By showing you where to get the facts and how to interpret them, Understanding Aviation Safety Data is a must-have for anyone concerned about the risks of flying.show more