Airline safety, pilot safety, aviation industry, airplane, aerospace industry, British Airways, American Airline
Safety has consistently been one of the primary concerns in the aviation industry. The crucial nature of safety in this sector is accentuated by the fact that most airplane accidents result in catastrophic loss of life. Such accidents also lead to incurrence of significant costs in terms of complete plane destruction and PR damage control, as a result of the public's backlash and accompanying damage of airline reputation. Given the devastating potential of lack of safety in the aviation and aerospace industry, it is irrefutable that airline and pilot welfare should be prioritized.
[...] In addition, a larger proportion of air passengers insist that, advanced technology that allows pilots and first officers to navigate aircraft on autopilot has fostered a culture of slackness, thus negating safety performance. The indirect relationship between these measures and positive performance shows that, they must be countered in order to foster a positive safety culture that does not go contrary to passengers' safety needs Objective Human Factors 1 Unsafe acts Unsafe acts are usually actions that are committed by the pilots and aircrew in general, which violates the normal aspects of the rules and regulations. These unsafe act are mainly classifies into violations and errors. [...]
[...] Additionally, the supervisors and other investigators usually work under organization. This means that they are either afraid of whistle blowing or do not have the necessary authority to report their findings and endanger their work. It is therefore, imperative to note that organizational failures revolve around issues of poor management, operational procedures as well as the organization's working environment. Poor management of resources usually has a grasp on maintenance, resource allocation and human resource. This means that staffing, selection as well as training can lead to failure of an organization. [...]
[...] Constituent topics under the topic of human factors accident causative factors include human errors and violations, among other specific details. The other key theme explored in this literature review is organization culture. The latter encompasses various definitions of the concept, as well as examination of the same within the aviation industry context. The definition and partial examination of organization culture makes way for the final part of the literary sources analysis, which focuses on safety culture Human Factors According to Guldenmund (2000).), human error has previously been considered as the primary causative factor of more than 80 percent of aircraft accidents. [...]
[...] Wiegmann et al. (2002) proceed to outline and describe in detail, some of the globally recognized indicators or constituents of safety culture. These components include organizational commitment management involvement employee empowerment and reward systems. Organizational commitment from a safety culture perspective is the degree to which executive members of staff within an airline identify safety as a guiding principle or fundamental value of the organization. An organization is, therefore, said to be committed to safety if its senior personnel showcase the ability, positive attitude towards, and dedication to safety. [...]
[...] Factors like weather come out as autonomous causes of airline accidents, and make it difficult to control airline accidents Chen, & Li, 2008). The correlations between weather factors and human factors as well as weather factors and safety culture are all negative. Failure in upheld safety culture contributes to a significant number of accidents as depicted in the correlation matrix. It can therefore be concluded that upheld and strong safety culture demonstrates a negative relationship with accidents and related incidents reported in airlines Chen, & Li, 2008). [...]
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