risk assessment, surveillance sensor, human factors, fault tree analysis, airworthiness, structural health monitoring, aviation, aerospace structures, NASGRO, additive manufacturing, payload, Ti-6Al-4V, crack growth, safety, guided waves, Cost Per Flying Hour, military, communication, aviation engineering, prevention, condition-based maintenance, “open” category, sense and avoid, risk management, design organization, parametric model, operating and support cost, safety management system, trust, repair, life cycle cost, trainees, borescope inspection, UAS, professionals, reliability, EASA, 316L stainless steel, error, risk behaviours, composites, aviation maintenance, cost-benefit analysis, risk perception factors, scheduled maintenance, and overhaul (MRO), reliability centered maintenance, unmanned aircraft systems, F-16C/D, maintenance planning optimization, AerMet100 steel, human error, ADS-B, Bowtie analysis, visual inspection, sensors, Life Cycle Cost, unified analytical framework, F-35A, aircraft system, impact detection, importance measure, maintenance, importance measures, TA1-2040, and T1-995
Airworthiness, as a field, encompasses the technical and non-technical activities required to design, certify, produce, maintain, and safely operate an aircraft throughout its lifespan. The evolving technology, science, and engineering methods and, most importantly, aviation regulation, offer new opportunities and create, new challenges for the aviation industry. This book assembles review and research articles across a variety of topics in the field of airworthiness: aircraft maintenance, safety management, human factors, cost analysis, structures, risk assessment, unmanned aerial vehicles and regulations. This selection of papers informs the industry practitioners and researchers on important issues.