A paradigmatic framework for flight safety Public Deposited

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  • Statistically, travel by air is one of the safest forms of transportation. Yet we continue to experience aviation tragedies. Do we fully understand flight safety or is there another way of looking at the problem? In this work a new way of approaching the question of flight safety is developed, justified and illustrated. Traditional methods are shown to be insufficient for a full understanding of flight safety. They do not provide an adequate explanation of the context of aviation safety. The issue is approached from a new perspective with a methodology based on a philosophical understanding of explanation. For the examination of the context of aviation safety traditional modes of scientific explanation are rejected in favor of a paradigmatic explanation. A framework for explaining the context of accidents and safety, in general, is synthesized from four broad paradigms which characterize its patterned nature: the cognitive paradigm, the paradigm of normal accidents, the paradigm of technology, and the paradigm of organizational complexes. The development of the framework is supported by a wide diversity of literature from philosophers, psychologists, social scientists and engineers. It is explicated with numerous examples throughout. The framework is then compared with the traditional mode of explanation through an extensive pedagogical case-study of a specific accident. The new framework is complementary to traditional approaches and new insights are pointed up. Finally, some broad recommendations are made for the community of professionals concerned with improving aviation safety.
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