Flying is safe – but will it stay so? Since the end of World War II civil aviation has become a trustworthy mode of global transport by reducing hazards from technical failure, human factors and organisational deficiencies. This book explains the development of modern safety management thinking, the background and the obstacles. How can non-aviation sectors like power generation or health care profit from the insights gained in the process? And may we have confidence in further improvement in flight safety in a world with new risks arising?
Prof. Dr. Thomas Biermann is a transport economist with managerial experience at Lufthansa German Airlines and from research and consulting projects in different safety-sensitive business sectors. He now teaches at the Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences, where he is responsible for the international Master of Aviation Management programme.