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The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Dean J. Franco

Abstract

This book offers a shocking perspective on the American aviation industry by a former United Airlines pilot. Weaving insider knowledge with hundreds of employee interviews, the book uncovers the story airline executives and government regulators would rather not tell. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claims that this is the “Golden Age of Safety,” and other aviation researchers assure us the chance of dying in an airline accident is infinitesimal, this book reports that seventy percent of commercial pilots believe a major airline accident will happen soon. Who should we believe? ... More

Keywords: aviation industry, America, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, airline accidents, risk management, aviation risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452857
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dean J. Franco, author
Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University