A Brief Note On The Aviation Safety Of Aviation Accidents

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According to Rodrigues and Cusick (2012) humans are accountable for approximately 70-80% of aviation accidents (p.156). A majority of these are caused by the different variables associated with human performance. Psychological factors have a key role in a pilot’s everyday responsibility. Some of these traits include: perception, memory, attitude, judgment and decision making, as well as ego (Rodrigues & Cusick, 2012, p. 158-160). These qualities can have drastic effects in commercial aviation if they are not recognized and adjusted accordingly. In this paper I will respond to some questions that are raised in aviation safety: 1.) Can we stop the amount of human errors in aviation? 2.) Is training the problem? 3.) What is being done to slow down the number of errors/accidents? If we can find the answers to these questions, then I believe it is possible to limit and slow down the number of human errors in aviation, thusly slowing the number of accidents and lives lost due to human performance. Can We Stop the Amount of Human Errors? The reality of the situation is no. Humans are different and that is what makes us unique. We will always make mistakes and you cannot stop them. We all have different perceptions, memory capacities, attitudes, decision making skills, and egos. These qualities can be good or bad. Perception is a very important aspect in aviation. That is why pilots are instructed to read back to ATC (Air Traffic Control) in order for them to know that they

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