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)