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Aviation Industry

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Aviation Industry


The focus of this project is on the aviation safety and the role of different stakeholders in promoting safe traveling. Aviation consists of designing, developing, manufacturing and using aircrafts. History of aviation goes long back to the times of initial efforts of men to fly in the air. The inventions of the industrial revolution provided the basis for developing plains. The ear of two world wars saw the major use of airplanes for the first time in human history. Aviation industry has grown continually since the time of the industrial revolution. Travel and Tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world. The industry fosters economic growth, international investment and world trade and; therefore, it is considered as one of the major sector in the world.

FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) can provide public with reliable and safe travelling by developing and implementing a proper inspection and maintenance strategy. The system maintenance and inspection is a complex process as it involves many individuals and mechanical technicalities. Keeping the human and mechanical factors in view, the FAA has undertaken numerous researches. The FAA has primarily focused on aircraft inspection and maintenance of aircrafts. AMT (Aircraft Maintenance Technician) is a program initiated by the FAA to instruct and develop competent professionals in the field of aircraft management (Anderson 2001, pp.72). In a general environment, a team of FAA, operators and aircraft manufacturers programme the aircraft maintenance initially. The programme procedures and duration are dependent on the aircraft and its commercial usage. During the process, there are numerous checks at different intervals including regular checks, B, C, D checks and line checking, as well as night control checks. The objective is maintaining routine and non-routine aircrafts and ensures the safety of the flight. Other regular procedures include This includes making scheduled repairs, deferred maintenance, line inspection, reports logged by the pilot and crew, repair of discovered defects, calendar time, number of cycles, replacement of items after some air time and repair known problems. However, even after all these efforts we still see many accidents being reported in the airline industry. It shows that complete removal of errors is not possible. Therefore, all people who are responsible for flight safety must continually develop better systems and procedures to ensure safety in the aviation industry.

In 2010, air travel has grown by 7% even after the financial crisis of 2008. Travelling has become a commodity and necessity. International travelers fly for business purposes, as well as, for tourism and holidays. Recent innovation such as Air Bus and Boeing proves that this industry will continue to grow in the future. The next couple of years will attract new travelers as the world will travel towards Brazil to watch 2014 FIFA World cup and 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

The unprecedented growth means that the risks of accidents will also increase. Aviation stakeholders including Aircraft manufacturers, governments and customers will be concerned for safe traveling. In the past when aviation industry was ...
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