Aerobasics -An Introduction to Aeronautics

Govinda Raju, S. P.
January 2010
Resonance: Journal of Science Education;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
Public awareness of airplane safety is very high due to the spectacular nature of airplane accidents. Partly as a result, civil airplane operations are tightly regulated at all levels from design to operation and maintenance. Scheduled airline operations have thus been able achieve a very high level of safety. In this article we quantify the safety of flight operations and indicate the design concepts like fail safety and safe life used in achieving a high level of safety. As an illustration, we consider the safety of a flight of a twin engine airplane in the event of one engine failure.


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