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Aviation Safety: A Balanced Industry Approach

Aviation Safety: A Balanced Industry Approach

by Michael Ferguson, Sean NelsonMichael Ferguson


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AVIATION SAFETY: A BALANCED INDUSTRY APPROACH,focuses on various aspects of safety pertinent to the aviation industry. Featuring issues on contemporary aviation safety, flight safety programs, regulatory organizations, ground operations safety, gap analysis, ethics, and safety management systems, the book provides a theoretical background to safety issues, while making a significant connection to how the information can be directly applied to the aviation industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435488236
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael D. Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Aviation at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota specializing in airline safety, airline management and ethics. He holds an MS degree from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and is certified by the FAA as a private pilot, an advanced ground instructor and an instrument ground instructor. Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry, which includes several leadership positions in operations and safety as well as managerial positions at Delta Connection, where he was exposed to safety issues from an operations perspective.

Sean Nelson is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) with more than 15 years of safety, environmental, and industrial hygiene experience in the aviation, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. He has built successful safety and health programs through the development and implementation of corporate and facility-based policy, procedure, and training programs and currently works as a safety consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Sean is also a Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist (RPIH), and Certified Senior Industrial Technologist (CSIT).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Beyond Compliance: The Ethics of Safety. 2. Regulatory Oversight and Compliance. 3. Risk Management. 4. Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS). 5. Elements of Effective Safety Programs. 6. Introduction to Human Factors. 7. Ground Safety. 8. Flight Safety Programs 9. Airport Safety. 10. Emergency Response 11. Health and Wellness.

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