Understanding Aviation Safety Data:
Table of Contents

Below is the table of contents of the book Understanding Aviation Safety Data: Using the Internet and other Sources to Analyze Air Travel Risk. You can also download Chapter 6 at http://www.airsafe.com/analyze/chap6_curtis.pdf

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Why is This Book Necessary?
Overview of the Book
Who Should Read This Book?
How to Use This Book

Chapter 2: Basic Concepts of Risk and Safety
An Overview of Air Travel Safety
FAA and NTSB Roles and Responsibilities
Aviation Accidents and Complex Technological Systems
The Role of Human Errors in Accidents Involving Complex Technological Systems
Using Aviation Safety Data to Uncover the Causes of Serious Events
Defining Risk
Defining Safety
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Risk Management Decisions in Aviation
Commonly Used Measures of Aviation Risk
How the U.S. Government Manages Risk
The Airline Passenger Perspective on Risk and Risk Assessment

Chapter 3: Aviation Safety Data
What is Aviation Safety Data?
Characteristics of Aviation Safety Databases
The Major Organizations That Provide Aviation Safety Data
The Most Important Sources of Data
How to Put Safety Data in Context
Limitations of Publicly Available Safety Data
Presenting Aviation Data or the Results of Aviation Data Analyses

Chapter 4: Aviation Safety Data and the Internet
A Quick Overview of the Internet
Information Available on the Web
Key Aviation Data Sites
Tools for Finding Information on the Web
Search Engine Choices
Evaluating the Quality of the Information on a Web Site
Advice for Effective Use of the Web
Using the Web to Get Information After an Airline Accident

Chapter 5: Traditional Sources of Aviation Safety Data
Library Resources
Types of Libraries
Information from Associations and Organizations
Information from Governmental Organizations
Finding Safety Related Regulatory Information

Chapter 6: Systematic Analysis of Aviation Safety Questions
Understanding the Question
Making a Plan for Answering the Question
Carrying out the plan
Reviewing the Completed Solution
Presenting the Results
Evaluating the Process
Example Question Taken Through the Analysis Checklist
Analysis Process Checklist

Chapter 7: Example Analyses Using Data from Non-Internet Data Sources
Case 1: Aviation Related Deaths of Members of the U.S. Congress
Case 2: Coverage Of Fatal Airline Events By The New York Times from 1978 to 1994
Case 3: Passenger Load Factors in Selected Fatal Accidents
Case 4: Determining the Sequence of Events Using the NTSB Fatal Accident Report for ValuJet
Case 5: Finding Patterns in Serious Accidents Involving Bird Strikes to Aircraft

Chapter 8: Example Analyses Using Data from Internet Data Sources
Case 1: Finding Information on a U.S. Registered Aircraft's Current Ownership
Case 2: Obtaining the Accident or Incident History of a U.S. airline
Case 3: Identifying Air Carrier Accidents in the U.S. or involving U.S. carriers
Case 4: Identifying Accidents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.
Case 5: Evaluating the Role of Politics in the NTSB Safety Recommendation Process

Chapter 9: Aviation Data Resources
U.S. Federal Government
Governmental Organizations Outside of the U.S.
Other Organizations
Mass Media and Aviation Publications
Libraries and General Reference
Weather Information
Other Resources

Appendix 1: Top 10 Airline Safety Questions from AirSafe.com
Appendix 2: Fatal Passenger Events Involving U.S. and Canadian Airlines 1985 -1999
Appendix 3: Accident and Incident Reporting Regulations
Appendix 4: Ten Tips for Using the Web More Effectively
Appendix 5: Post Accident Information Checklist
Appendix 6: Contact Information for Aviation Organizations
Appendix 7: Analysis Process Checklist


About the book

Using a combination of case studies and detailed step-by-step instructions, this book provides the aviation professional and others interested in the analysis of aviation safety data with specific insights into how to systematically find, classify, and evaluate aviation data in order to ask and answer specific questions about airline safety and security.

Written by AirSafe.com creator Dr. Todd Curtis, this one book contains lessons learned from over a decade of work analyzing issues as diverse as the crashes of TWA Flight 800 and ValuJet, and the trends in major media coverage of airline disasters. More than just an aviation safety book, this book provides the serious researcher with detailed information on how to use the resources of the Internet to conduct aviation safety research.

Understanding Aviation Safety Data: Table of Contents
http://www.airsafe.com/books/content.htm -- Revised: 29 December 2011