Accession Number : ADP002698

Title :   Two Decades of Air Carrier Jet Operation,

Corporate Author : FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Wood,E. C. ; Bates,G. P.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : AGARD and the Flight Mechanics Panel, in holding this third conference on aircraft accidents, operations and safety have recognized the close relationship between civil and military aviation safety problems. This presentation examines the accident record of the world fleet of air carrier jet aircraft from 1960 to 1981. Comparisons of total accidents, fatal accidents, and hull losses for this time period are reviewed against numbers of departures and hours flown. It is shown that there is a close correlation between fatal accidents and hull losses and that there has been a general stabilizing of the accident rate in the past decade of two to four accidents (hull losses) per million departures with the probability that, if no changes are introduced, this rate will remain essentially unchanged. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet transport aircraft, *Aircraft carriers, *Hulls(Structures), *Aviation accidents, *Aviation safety, *History, Fires, Crashes, Cost analysis, Factor analysis, Recording systems, Data acquisition, Problem solving, Graphs, Symposia, Operations research, Research management, Conferencing(Communications), Information exchange, Technology transfer

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE