Modernizing Air Travel in an Era of Budget ConstraintsBuy Full Issue$39.95
Congress passed the first laws to regulate civil aviation in the 1920s — most notably, the Air Commerce Act, which provided for pilot testing and licensing, aircraft certification, and more thorough investigation of accidents, as well as safety rules and navigational aids. Yet the rate of fatal airline crashes remained high, as measured by miles flown, with pilot error and weather conditions among the major causes.
The fatal accident rate has declined steadily ever since, however, with improvements in aircraft design, engineering, and maintenance, and the evolution of navigational technology and safety proce…Buy Full Issue$39.95
In This Issue
Modernizing Air Travel in an Era of Budget ConstraintsRead More
Overview of FAA and DOT Airline and Airport ProgramsRead More
Review of Aircraft Accident DataRead More
Federal Aviation Administration Vision for 2025Read More
Recent Action by Congress on FAA Modernization and FundingRead More
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Pro & Con
Is the Federal Aviation Administration Making Sufficient Progress on Safety Initiatives?