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Collegiate Aviation Maintenance Programs: Focus on Quality or Safety?
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research
  • Alan J. Stolzer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Safety is a prime concern of managers of collegiate aviation maintenance facilities, but often the 'safety' program developed is not as effective as the managers desire. A literature review was conducted to explore the relationship between quality and safety programs, and to determine whether coupling a safety program with a comprehensive quality program might produce better results. Strategies such as behavioral sampling, fishbone diagrams, flow charts, and statistical process control (SPC) - all techniques used extensively in the quality profession - can reveal system flaws and lead to continuous improvement. The literature review suggests that the implementation of a quality program has the potential to improve both safety and the process and efficiency of the maintenance facility in a structured, continuous manner.
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Alan J. Stolzer. "Collegiate Aviation Maintenance Programs: Focus on Quality or Safety?" Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2000)
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