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Author(s)

Wayne L. Golding

Volume

11

Issue

2

Publisher

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Abstract

The hazards posed by turbulence remain an important issue in commercial aviation. Safety experts say turbulence is the leading cause of in-flight injury to passengers and airline employees, especially flight attendants. Extensive research into methods for alleviating this turbulence hazard has been continuing for many years. This paper addresses the issues pertaining to turbulence, including the causes, impact on commercial aviation, and initiatives undertaken to prevent turbulence related mishaps today and in the future.

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