Crucial Improvements In Aviation

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Today, air travel is considered the safest mode of transportation, but it hasn’t always been that way. When aviation was still developing in the early 20th century, it had many flaws that were realized only after major accident occurs. These accidents trigger vital improvements in safety that will, over time, create a virtually perfect air travel experience. One example of this type of accident is the 1956 Grand Canyon collision where United Flight 718 collided with TWA Flight 2 over the Grand Canyon. There were no survivors and investigators had to use the paint transfers and indentations on the wreckage to figure out how the planes collided and why. The 1956 mid-air collision is arguably one of the most significant airplane crashes because of what it has contributed to aviation safety. Crucial improvements in…show more content…
This radar system was vital because it revolutionized ATC by giving precise locations and other information to air traffic controllers and also helps with the separation of aircrafts. It consists of transponders and secondary surveillance radars that are used in conjunction to create a synchronized surveillance picture that allows you to get precise location and/or altitudes of an aircraft, thus creating safer, modernized ATC. The radar was first adopted during World War ll for military defense and soon it was used for commercial aviation as well (“A History of Air Traffic Control” 9). With this system, controllers could provide a safer traffic flow into and out of airports (“Air Traffic Control Comes of Age”) In conclusion, the 1956 mid-air collision is one of the most significant crashes in aviation history because it triggered congress to finally act on the subject and it contributed to the ATC in many ways that would improve aviation safety. All of these in conjunction have created a safer, Campos
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