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A moderated discussion group on airliner technology: the design, construction, performance, human factors, operation, and histories of transport-category aircraft.

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Reference Data and Links

* resources at this site
* links to other sites
* hot stuff, local or otherwise

Airframes and Engines
* manufacturers with WWW pages
* Large Commercial Aircraft Order Update - 1996, 1995,
* Airbus A330/A340 vs. Boeing 777
* BAD-Web (Basic Aircraft Design Web)
* Split-Cycle Technology has info on jet engine design on their Jet-Fan page

Aircraft-specific pages
* De Havilland Comet
* Concorde
* Boeing 727
* Boeing 747
* Boeing 747SP
* Lockheed L-1011
* McDonnell Douglas MD-80

* airlines with WWW pages
* IATA (two-character) and ICAO (three-letter) airline codes
* historical archives

* IATA location codes

* customer codes

Crash and Incident Information
* Australia - Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
* Canada - Transportation Safety Board (TSB)
* New Zealand - Civil Aviation Authority
* United Kingdom - Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
* United States - National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

* Computer-Related Incidents with Commercial Aircraft
* Aviation Safety Web Pages - very complete database (uses frames)
* The Air Safety Home Page - safety rankings by type, albeit using a questionable metric
* Inflight Safety - Incidents

* Lockheed L-1011 TriStar accidents and incidents
* Analysis of a Technical Description of the Airbus A320 Braking System
* Cali, Columbia crash of AA 965
* USAir 427 investigation
* Eastern 401 (L-1011 into the Everglades)
* TWA 800 at the NTSB and the FBI

Government Agencies - United States
* Dept. of Transportation
* Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Federal Aviation Administration (also unofficial page at NASA - JSC)
* Regulatory and Reference Documents
* Aircraft and Registration Database
* U.S. Airport and Navaid Information
* Airworthiness Directives (ADs) (searchable)
* Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) (search)
* Airmen's Information Manual (AIM), 1994 (big!)
National Transportation Safety Board
* selected accident report abstracts (1972-1991)
* full accident reports do not appear to be available on-line at this time - hardcopy versions are distributed by NTIS

Government Agencies - non-U.S.
* Civil Aviation Authority (U.K.)
* Air Accidents Investigation Branch (U.K.)
* Transportation Safety Board of Canada

* Great Circle Mapper
* Crew Resource Management (CRM) Developers Group

Organizations and Associations
* ATA (Air Transport Association)
* Flight Safety Foundation
* ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation)
* IATA (International Air Transport Association)

Registration ("Tail Number") Databases
* Canada (C- prefix)
* Ireland (EI- prefix)
* United Kingdom (G marks)
* United States (N numbers)
* South Africa (ZS- prefix)

Related WWW Pages

Selected Other Aviation Resources
* Airlines From the Past
* The Airline History Archives
* Aviation @ Landings
* Commercial Aviation Resource Center
* Official Airline Guide
* Seattle Museum of Flight (Unofficial)
* The Virtual Airline

Aviation-Related Academic Sites
* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
* Florida Institute of Technology School of Aeronautics
* San Jose State University - Dept. of Aviation
* Stanford Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

People With Airliner Interests
* Steven Friedenberg
* Peter Ladkin's home page has links to several papers on software reliability and airliners
* Richard Muirden and his 777 First Flight page

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