It has been predicted that airline accident rates will grow in a corresponding ratio to the increasing number of airline passengers.
The NTSB, which operates independently of other government agencies, is primarily responsible for investigating aviation accidents and issuing safety recommendations based on its findings. While the NTSB has no direct regulatory or enforcement power with regard to aviation law, it does have significant power of influence on those who can effect change. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all NTSB safety recommendations are adopted by the FAA or other regulatory agencies.
Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.
New Anti-Crash Device for Aircrafts
August 12, 2003
Honeywell is currently in early stage talks with some airline and regulators on the possible anti-crash device to prevent aircrafts from flying into various objects, such as mountains or being used as a weapon. Despite the promising results the anti-crash device has so far shown, some critics think that many people will be uneasy with the concept of a computer controlling an airplane.
For years, the airplane crash prevention device has been underway, but after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the system development sped up. With the airplane crash prevention system, when audible warnings from crash avoidance systems are ignored an override by the pilot would allow the airplane to make evasive maneuvers if necessary to avoid crashing with an object, according to the Wall Street Journal (8-12-03) report.
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