RAND research on air transportation has examined a wide range of topics, including air traffic control, air safety and security, fuel systems, and accident investigations.
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RAND Project AIR FORCE;
Homeland Security and Defense Center
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Budgetary constraints, heavy passenger loads, and popular hostility toward screening procedures are all challenges to securing commercial aviation. After 40 years of focus on tactical measures, it is time for a sweeping review of aviation security.
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The evolution of GPS into an information system with a substantial international user community has raised complex policy questions for U.S. decisionmakers on a variety of issues affecting national defense, commerce, and foreign policy.
This research effort, which systematically compares compensation and economic loss for aviation accident litigation, is the most comprehensive examination of the legal aftermath of air crashes ever undertaken.