Nancy Leveson, Ph.D., professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been on a 30-plus-year quest to engineer out hazards that can lead to aircraft accidents. Her Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Processes or, simply, STAMP, eschews the quick-and-dirty, blame-the-pilots approach to post-accident analysis and instead embraces a holistic approach to identifying, analyzing and eliminating a wide range of hazards during aircraft design, ...


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