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By Laurie Taylor

Regardless of the excessive criteria of security in civil air shipping, aviation mess ups proceed to ensue. This ebook examines the hazards concerning air trip - human elements, the average and operational environments, and man-made difficulties reminiscent of sabotage - and exhibits the place managers have succeeded and failed.

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It is helped in its work at ICAO by many member airlines being government owned, leading to a probability that airline interests are understood by those states. IATA has regular contacts with other international organisations that affect its activities in civil aviation, such as the World Meteorological Organisation, Universal Postal Union, Interpol, Airports Council International (ACI), International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA), International Telecommunications Union and others.

Representatives of IATA attend Regional Air Conferences, Divisional Meetings, Diplomatic Conferences and Assemblies convened by ICAO, again in an observer capacity, but with their views receiving careful attention. It is helped in its work at ICAO by many member airlines being government owned, leading to a probability that airline interests are understood by those states. IATA has regular contacts with other international organisations that affect its activities in civil aviation, such as the World Meteorological Organisation, Universal Postal Union, Interpol, Airports Council International (ACI), International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA), International Telecommunications Union and others.

Such pressures create stress and degrade human performance. A 1993 study of 128 citations from NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), showed 60% were errors of commission with required tasks accomplished incorrectly or tasks executed that were not required, producing unexpected and undesirable results. Also, 30% were errors of omission with some element of a required task not accomplished. Pilot associations recognise that occupational stress is a particular threat to pilot careers and have identified the time constraints and associated limitations on the control of situations as the common stress factors in many cases.

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