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Analysis of Continuing Airworthiness Occurrences under the Prism of a Learning Framework

Special Issue: Civil and Military Airworthiness: Recent Developments and Challenges (Volume II)

School of Engineering, University of Limerick, V94 T9PX Limerick, Ireland
School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Academic Editor: Konstantinos Kontis
Aerospace 2021, 8(2), 46;
Received: 5 February 2021 / Accepted: 8 February 2021 / Published: 8 February 2021
Effective safety management has always been a key objective for the broader airworthiness sector. This Special Issue is focused on safety themes with implications on airworthiness management. It offers a diverse set of analyses on aircraft maintenance accidents [1,2,3,4], empirical and systematic investigations on important continuing airworthiness matters [5,6,7] and research studies on methodologies for risk and safety assessment in continuing and initial airworthiness [8,9,10]. Overall, this collection of papers is a valuable addition to the published literature, and I am confident that the readers of Aerospace will find that useful.


I have not received external funding.


I wish to thank all authors for their contributions.

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