Worldwide Aviation Incidents: A Must See IBM Cognos Insight App from the AnalyticsZone!
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This application I refer to is our Cognos Insight Worldwide Aviation Incidents app which can be downloaded from the AnalyticsZone by clicking here.
(Note: As always, you can also get a free downloadable copy of IBM Cognos Insight - Personal Edition by clicking here in which to view this worldwide aviation incidents application.)
Here's an overview of this application:
This application is based on select data from the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) aviation accident database. It contains information about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters.
There are three different major analytical views including Flight Data by Country, Detailed Analysis and Ranking.
Flight Data by Country: This section provides an overview of the charts and statistics by country. You'll find many interesting stats in this Worksheet tab surrounding the flight incidents in the United States, for example, including the Belle Harbor, East Moriches, Miami, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Sioux City incidents to name a few.
Detailed Analysis: Flight Phase, Type, Weather, and Damage. This section provides some enlightening stats on what phase of the flight, i.e. descent, approach, landing, etc. most incidents tend to occur. It reveals information about the type of flight, i.e. fire fighting, sky diving, aerial observation, etc. these incidents occurred in too. Lastly, you get to see what role visibility, or what the NTSB terms VMC, played in the incident.
Ranking: This tab includes the top rankings for incidents by country and location. You'll see the top 10 rankings for incidents with those locations identified including detail behind each one. Can you guess the top 10?
Check out this great application when you have a moment. It's chalk full of data points I'm sure you'll find interesting. Also, go to the App Exchange sub-community to get other interesting apps like this one, including our Food Tracker and New York Times Square apps that are lots of fun to review.
Tim O'Bryan, AnalyticsZone at IBM