Some Safety Lessons Learned

By Bryan O’Connor The proximate causes of an accident and the changes needed to avoid repetition are usually clearer and more readily dealt with than the associated root causes.

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Safety and Mission Assurance: Independent Yet Engaged

By Bryan O’Connor When I was a test pilot at the Naval Air Test Center, I worked closely with the engineers designing the first American version of the British Harrier, a vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) fighter, for two years before the first flight of the prototype.

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