Accession Number : ADA185358

Title :   Airline Safety: A Comparative Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Higgins, Mary K

PDF Url : ADA185358

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : In this study of airline safety, we will focus on fatal accidents, considering the records of U.S. domestic airlines and international air carriers over the past ten years. We estimate a passenger's probability of being killed on a given flight using data from each of 157 airlines (35 U.S. domestics and 122 internationals). The calculations suggest substantial divergence of risk across groups of airlines with U.S. domestic trunk lines and large international flag carriers significantly outperforming the small international airlines and children of U.S. airline deregulation. At the same time, the general trend has been toward major reductions over time in air travel risk.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, TERRORISM, DRUG ABUSE, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, PILOTS, AIRCRAFT HIJACKING, SABOTAGE

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE