July 2007 Issue
Top 10 Aircraft Safety Investments
If you think traffic nags and backup gyros improve safety, you’re not paying attention. Accident stats suggest training—lots of it —yields the biggest payoff.
In the days before even modest sedans had six airbags, vehicle sniffing radar and kiddie seats that could double as nuclear containment devices, car guy Lee Iacocca once famously said safety doesn’t sell, style does. Four decades later, in the airplane realm, safety apparently does sell, given the success of Cirrus with its full-airplane parachute system.
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