Estimate of air carrier and air taxi crash frequencies from high altitude en route flight operations

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In estimating the frequency of an aircraft crashing into a facility, it has been found convenient to break the problem down into two broad categories. One category estimates the aircraft crash frequency due to air traffic from nearby airports, the so-called near-airport environment. The other category estimates the aircraft crash frequency onto facilities due to air traffic from airways, jet routes, and other traffic flying outside the near-airport environment The total aircraft crash frequency is the summation of the crash frequencies from each airport near the facility under evaluation and from all airways, jet routes, and other traffic near the ... continued below

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Sanzo, D.; Kimura, C.Y. & Prassinos, P.G. June 3, 1996.

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  • Sanzo, D. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Kimura, C.Y. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Prassinos, P.G. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Washington, DC (United States)

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In estimating the frequency of an aircraft crashing into a facility, it has been found convenient to break the problem down into two broad categories. One category estimates the aircraft crash frequency due to air traffic from nearby airports, the so-called near-airport environment. The other category estimates the aircraft crash frequency onto facilities due to air traffic from airways, jet routes, and other traffic flying outside the near-airport environment The total aircraft crash frequency is the summation of the crash frequencies from each airport near the facility under evaluation and from all airways, jet routes, and other traffic near the facility of interest. This paper will examine the problems associated with the determining the aircraft crash frequencies onto facilities outside the near-airport environment. This paper will further concentrate on the estimating the risk of aircraft crashes to ground facilities due to high altitude air carrier and air taxi traffic. High altitude air carrier and air taxi traffic will be defined as all air carrier and air taxi flights above 18,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL).

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  • International topical meeting on probabilistic safety assessment - moving toward risk based regulation, Park City, UT (United States), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE96050340
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124356
  • Report No.: CONF-960912--33
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 378951
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684964

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Sanzo, D.; Kimura, C.Y. & Prassinos, P.G. Estimate of air carrier and air taxi crash frequencies from high altitude en route flight operations, article, June 3, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684964/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.