Aviation Safety and Security: Utilising Technology to Prevent Aircraft Fatality

History of Security EventsIntroductionThreat and the Use of Violence in AviationMurder at the Controls of an AircraftThe Second World War, and the Immediate Period ThereafterThe Late 1950s and 1960sThe 1970s OnwardsConclusionsFlight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice RecordersIntroductionFlight Instrument RecordingCertification and Flight Instrument RecordingDecoding Flight Instrument Data from Data RecordersConclusionsFlight Controls and Environmental Control SystemsRelevance of Flight Controls Air-Conditioning Systems and Commercial AviationComparing the Underlying Philosophy of Flight Controls for Airbus and BoeingAir-Conditioning Systems and Commercial AviationConclusionsUse of Live Aircraft Data in Aircraft Maintenance ManagementIntroductionAircraft Maintenance Management and Its Commercial ImportanceMaintenance Planning by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)Unscheduled MaintenanceMinimum Standards of Equipment of Systems – Master Minimum Equipment ListComponent Reliability and Maintenance StrategyBathtub Curve for Reliability and Mathematical PredictionsTechnical Components Combined with Data LoggingLive Streamed Data and Radio Communication TechnologiesACARSBritish Airways Engineering Maintenance ManagementData Mining of Very Large Data Bases and Commercial Solutions to Predictive MaintenanceRolls Royce Commercial EnginesAirbus, Palantir and SkywiseConclusionsHuman Factors and Safety Management SystemsRelevance of Human Performance and Safety Management SystemsBritish European Airways Accident – A Turning PointSHELL ModelThe Impossible Accident - Tenerife, 1977Error Chain ModelFlight Crew Training to Prevent EventsProfessor James Reasons’ Swiss Cheese ModelSafety Management SystemsConclusionsAircraft SecurityIntroductionFlight Decks with Curtains and DoorsBritish Airways 2069, 29th December 2000Year 2001 Events and Post 9-11 Modifications to the Flight Deck DoorConclusionsUnusual Losses of AircraftIntroductionKorean Air Lines KL 007 Shoot Down, 1 September 1983Pacific South West Airlines Flight 1771, 7 December 1987Silk Air 185, 19 December 1997Egypt Air 990, 31 October 1999Malaysian Airlines MH370, 8 March 2013LAM Mozambique Flight 470, 29 November 2013Germanwings 9525, 24 March 2015Horizon Air (theft/suicide), 10 August 2018Other Current Sources of Weaknesses in Commercial AircraftAircraft Toilet Smoke DetectorsViral Contamination and Cross Infection within the AircraftConclusionsMinimizing Loss: Modifying Current Aircraft and ProcessesIntroductionHistory of Remotely Controlled AircraftFederal Aviation Administrations’ Full-Scale Controlled Impact DemonstrationRemote-controlled Aircraft (Drones) During and After the Gulf War – Operation Desert StormBoeing Patent on Remote Control Takeover of AircraftCurrent Capabilities and Their LimitationsChanges and Technologies Required for a Safe Autonomous SystemECS Life SupportCircuit BreakersTranspondersOne Time Use CodesSatellite Communication Uplinked Continuous DataThe Justification and Driver to Introduce Ground Monitored TechnologiesFinancial DriversLive Streamed Data Reducing the Fuel BurnLive Streamed Data Reducing Deviation from Flight Plans and Further Reducing Fuel BurnData Security and Encryption for Uninterrupted Landing SystemsUninterrupted Landings and Risks Posed from the Aircraft’s OccupantsConclusions
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