Birth of Aviation
– For the past couple of centuries the idea of air transportation has grown by leaps and bounds. Around 1783 an inventor by the name of De Rozier came up with the idea of creating a balloon that could possibly carry people. His invention became popular and was made successful two months later by the Montgolfiers. The idea that people could travel by air was so inventive that other people began capitalizing on the movement. The next hundred years proved to be an evolution in air transportation with the creation of blimps, zeppelins, jet packs, helicopters, and finally airplanes….
ICAO – The International Civil Aviation Organisation
– Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, and aeroplane takes off every few seconds somewhere on the face of the earth. People on the ground and in the air handle each and every one of these flights in the same way and the organisation responsible for setting these complex standards and procedures is the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which is a part of the United Nations Organisation. The ICAO is working on, among other things, improving the safety of the African air transport sector and implementing a new navigation standard worldwide in an attempt to achieve its aims….
The Significance of Human Error in Aviation
– Human Factors in the Aviation Industry The aviation industry has grown into a billion dollar business since its first flight in 1903. More than 1.6 billion customers use the world commercial airlines for professional and leisure travel each year, and more than 40% of the world trade merchandises are transported by airplanes. The aviation industry is responsible for some 28 million jobs directly or indirectly, around the world (Michael, 2009).Since the mid-century, many government and private companies have been strenuously working to decrease the mishap rate in aviation, which have produced outstanding levels of safety….
– Without the federal government’s direct oversight of development in aviation, much of the technology and advancements we utilize today would not be available. Previous to the Deregulation Act of 1978, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) monitored and controlled nearly every aspect of the industry. It wasn’t until after the act was released, did the aviation industry begin seeing its true potential in transportation. By the early 1900’s, with the aviation industry just beginning, many enthusiasts experimented with the new concept of flight and quickly began improving the basic concepts of aviation….
The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers
– The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers – What is a Systems Engineer. In the modern industry engineering systems are becoming more complex by the day. Therefore a need for elite engineers i.e. the Systems Engineer, capable of applying a wide range of engineering disciplines to a variety of tasks from product design and development from requirements analysis to simulation to manufacturing and marketing etcaˆ¦ is essential. Such engineers work within a team at the heart of the organisation where the design and development of a project is carried out….