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SFTY 409 : Aviation Safety

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation Safety
This course covers all facets for an aviation safety program including both flying safety and safety of ground operations. Major problem areas in aviation safety, safety program evaluation, and impact of accidents on industry are covered. Focus is on human factors, basic accident prevention programs, and the roles of various government and industry organizations have in preventing accidents.

The student will understand the problems that must be overcome to manage an effective aviation safety program. The student will be able to identify the safety problems associated with the management of aviation resources and develop programs to prevent accidents. The student will learn the management concepts associated with the flying and non-flying segments of the aviation industry, such as risk management. Appropriate regulatory requirements of the FAA, OSHA, and EPA will be addresses as well as ICAO guidance.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Explain the evolution of Federal aviation safety laws and regulations and describe their effectiveness in improving the safety of flight in air carrier operations.

2. Evaluate the various methods of how safety is measured and the current safety data systems, and compare and contrast their capabilities and limitations in measuring safety.

3. Categorize the types of human errors that are causal factors in aircraft accidents and assess the effectiveness of what is being accomplished to reduce human error.

4. Identify and assess the many safety practices and procedures that are used in aircraft ground operations to reduce the number and type of accidents and injuries.

5. Design a risk management program that can be applied to the management of flying and non-flying segments of the aviation industry.6. Explain how Occupational Safety and Health standards and Environmental Protection Agency regulations effect ground operations and their economical accomplishment.

7. Propose and explain the duties and responsibilities of safety managers within the airlines and defend the expense of this position within the aviation industry.

8. Compare and contrast the available key elements of a safety program and develop a basic effective aviation safety program for a flying organization including risk management.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Mr. Rick Lawin - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 125