Aviation: Landscape, Classification, Risk Data

  • Igor Schagaev
  • Brian Robinson Kirk


This chapter surveys the aviation application domain, introduces the classification of aircraft by mission and type of operation, and briefly surveys the state of aircraft development. Trends in the aviation market are described in general terms as well as separate regions of production and application for military, commercial and general aviation. The risk profile for each domain is briefly explained and then supported by statistics regarding accidents and the roles played by insurance and safety management.


Aviation Safety Dynamic safety Active safety Active system safety and control Aircraft classification Risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Schagaev
    • 1
  • Brian Robinson Kirk
    • 2
  1. 1.IT-ACS LtdStevenageUK
  2. 2.Robinson Systems Engineering LtdPainswickUK

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