It all started many years ago where commercial aviation was booming but also unfortunately, so were the accidents. Commercial aircraft such as the comet’s had numerous incidents and accidents. These aircraft kept on falling from the sky and people didn’t know why. It wasn’t until the third aircraft plunged to the ground killing everyone on board during flight that a full investigation was carried out. The fault was due to the aircraft’s skin, it was not strong enough to with stand the pressure.
This is what raised concerns over the safety of air travel and something had to be done. Aviation safety had to be improved so a set of rules were put in place to help improve its safety record. It seemed to work and the numbers of accidents were on the decline. Ever since these early disasters, aviation safety has been a key factor in everyday commercial use.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) manages and monitors health and safety in commercial aviation in the UK, whilst the Military aviation authority (MAA) is used for the military. They are responsible for overseeing that airlines and military aircraft meet aviation safety standards to allow passengers to fly safely, and that military aircraft are not putting their pilots and crew at risk when flying.