By Laurie Taylor
Regardless of the excessive criteria of protection in civil air delivery, aviation mess ups proceed to take place. This e-book examines the hazards regarding air shuttle - human elements, the typical and operational environments, and man-made difficulties comparable to sabotage - and exhibits the place managers have succeeded and failed.
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At ICAO, professional airline pilots represent the Federation in the work of 28 Committees, Panels and Secretariat Study Groups, and a number of its representatives have additional professional qualifications that are of value in their chosen speciality subject. The Federation's 'permanent observer' participates in the work of the Air Navigation Commission and it is represented at almost all Divisional, Diplomatic and Regional meetings convened by ICAO. The President of ICAO, Dr Kotaite, when opening the 40th Conference of IFALPA, stated: 'This conference provides another opportunity for fostering the valuable professional contact and mutual understanding that is absolutely essential to the success of our cooperative efforts in furthering the safety and reliability of air transport.
In order to better perform that task, ACI participates in the work of some ICAO Panels, Committees and Study groups. ACI represents the 400 international airports and airport authorities who in 1993, handled more than 2 billion passengers and 35 million tonnes of cargo. It works through a system of committees dealing with such items as the environment, technical/safety and security. In the past 20 years, airport security has become an added major responsibility, and the ACI participates in the work of the ICAO Panel dealing with aviation security, and with the work of the Committee on Unlawful Interference, when considered appropriate by that Committee.
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Air Travel: How Safe Is It? by Laurie Taylor