College of Aviation

A Database Management System for General Aviation Safety

The research team at Embry-Riddle proposes to conduct a series of analyses to find patterns and associations among general aviation (GA) accidents and incidents. This research work is intended to provide the FAA with analyses of fatal and non-fatal accidents by examining the NTSB database and recommending strategies to mitigate risks associated with such events.

Some of the potential studies that the team proposes to conduct include: analysis of primary ten causes leading to fatal and non-fatal accidents for each region by aircraft complexity and pilot demographics, statistical analyses on existing General Aviation accidents and incidents NTSB database on a national and regional basis to identify associations and patterns between flight elements and risk factors. This study will address multiple factors including pilots’ demographics, light conditions, weather conditions and equipment used.


Massoud Bazargan Dr. Massoud Bazargan

Professor, Associate Dean of Research

Management, Marketing, & Operations

Ph.D. in Operations Research, 1996, University of New South Wales, Australia. At Embry-Riddle since 1999.

Michael Williams Dr. Michael J. Williams

Professor, Dean

Economics, Finance, & Information Systems

Ph.D. in Computer Systems, Nova Southeastern University. At Embry-Riddle since 1984.

Alan Stolzer Dr. Alan Stolzer

Chair, Doctoral Studies

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Stolzer is the Chair for the Department of Doctoral Studies and Professor of Applied Aviation Studies.

Henry Kosalim Henry Kosalim

Graduate Student Researcher

Akhila Vijaynarayanan Akhila Vijaynarayanan