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Print and Broadcast Media Featuring
Dr. Todd Curtis or AirSafe.com

Recent Broadcast Interviews
The Coversations at AirSafe.com podcasts features a several recent interviews with Dr. Todd Curtis. You will find excerpts of interviews on CNN, BBC, VOA, MSNBC and other broadcast media.


Selected New York Times Articles
-Freakonomics Blog: Who Survives a Plane Crash? January 23, 2009
-The Claim: A Plane's Back Row Is the Safest Place to Sit October 10, 2006
-When Birds of Man and Nature Meet; Falcons Keep Geese and Gulls from Colliding with Jets - September 15, 1997
-Fatalities Higher on Crowded Jets - November 1, 1991


Discovery Channel - February 2007
Dr. Curtis provided expert commentary on an episode of the Discovery Channel show "Survive This!" This particular segment was on the 21 September 2005 jetBlue landing gear incident in Los Angeles.


Dr. Todd Curtis on the Discovery Channel

For more videos, visit the AirSafe.com YouTube channel.


CBS Evening News - 29 November 2002
Dr. Curtis provided key insights into the 28 November 2002 missile attack against an Israeli airliner in Mombassa, Kenya.
Analysis of the threat posed by portable anti-aircraft missiles

MSNBC - 25 November 2002
On the Nachman Show, Dr. Curtis explained how the use of a portable anti-aircraft missile against an airliner would not necessarily lead to the aircraft's destruction.

PC Magazine - February 2002
PC Magazine has chose AirSafe.com as one of the Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites. AirSafe.com was included in the Search and Reference category which provides air travelers, aviation professionals, and members of the news media with comprehensive and timely information about events that affect airline safety and security.

CNN - 18 January 2002
In a segment of the show Wolf Blitzer Reports, Dr. Todd Curtis was interviewed about the challenges of the first day of bag screening rules mandated by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001.

CNN Headline News- 2 January 2002
Interviewed by co-anchor Stephen Frazier on the effects of a snowstorm that severely hindered operations at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

CNBC - 26 December 2001
In a segment of the show Capital Report, Dr. Curtis, along with Rep. John Mica R-FL, were interviewed about airline security and how to screen out hazards in passenger luggage.

CNN - 14 December 2001
In a segment of the show Wolf Blitzer Reports, Dr. Todd Curtis was interviewed about the key issues in airport security in the wake of recent problems with security at Boston's Logan airport.

Wall Street Journal Online - 14 November 2001
In the Tech Q & A article "Air-Safety Web Site Tracks Statistics on Airline Accidents," the Wall Street Journal Online interviews AirSafe.com founder Dr. Todd Curtis about the development of the site and the public's response to events such as the November 12, 2001 A300 crash in Queens.

NBC News Early Today - 13 November 2001
On the CNBC show Today's Business Dr. Curtis discussed several of the suspected causes of the crash of American Airlines flight 587 in New York.

CNBC - 13 November 2001
On the CNBC show Today's Business Dr. Curtis discussed several of the suspected causes of the crash of American Airlines flight 587 in New York.

CNBC - 10 October 2001
On the CNBC show Today's Business Dr. Curtis provided observations on the effectiveness of the improvements in airline security given the fact that two New York Daily News reporters who were able to successfully get weapons past security.

The Independent (London) - 6 October 2001
The article "How to face the hijack threat" on page 12 of the Traveller section, features several of AirSafe.com's Ten Tips for Travel Under Increased Hijack Threats.

CNBC - 3 October 2001
On the CNBC show Today's Business Dr. Curtis discussed the feasibility of some of the airline security measures that were suggested in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

CNN.com - 25 September 2001
Dr. Curtis was quoted extensively in an article discussing the merits of arming pilots as a means to deter hijackings.

Time Magazine - 24 September 2001
The Time special report "One Nation Indivisible" included an overview of airport security measures that was provided in part by Dr. Todd Curtis of AirSafe.com.

Condé Nast Traveller (UK edition) - October 2000
In the article "Safety.Net," Condé Nast Traveller magazine profiles AirSafe.com and its founder Dr. Todd Curtis while providing examples of the site's information, including fatal event rates by aircraft model.

Christian Science Monitor - 18 November 1999
In the wake of a crash involving an EgyptAir 767, Dr. Todd Curtis provided insights into the rarity of events caused by the deliberate action of a crew member.

Selected Older Articles

Media Bias and Airline Accidents - New York Times 1978-1994
This 1997 study of 17 years of fatal accident coverage of the New York Times shows that fatal events involving U.S. jet airliners had by far the highest average number of articles during this period compared to non-U.S airliners and propeller driven airliners. This research was used in a 1997 speech by Carol Hallett, president of the Air Transport Association, to illustrate the effect that this kind of media coverage has on the public's perception of air travel risks.

An Unfortunate Pattern Observed in U.S. Domestic Jet Accidents
Flight Safety Digest, October 1991
Prof. Arnold Barnett and Todd Curtis of MIT revealed how aircraft from airlines established before the onset of airline deregulation in 1978 that were involved in fatal events while on a domestic flight between 1975 and 1989 had significantly higher load factors than would have been expected if the same number of flights had been randomly selected from the population of aircraft flights. Also, please see 1991 New York Times article mentioned earlier.

Books

Parenting and the Internet - July 2007
Dr. Todd Curtis provides parents of online children with a practical and easy to follow guide on managing the online affairs of children.

Understanding Aviation Safety Data - July 2000
In this book, Dr. Todd Curtis provides a how-to manual for asking and answering aviation safety related questions using publicly available information on aviation accidents, incidents, and other safety related data.

Print and Broadcast Media Featuring AirSafe.com
http://www.airsafe.com/pr/articles.htm -- Revised: 23 January 2009