Running head: TYPE I AND TYPE II ERRORS
Type I and Type II errors
TYPE I AND TYPE II ERRORS
Aviation industry is one of the fast growing industries in the market and the prediction is
that the growth will continue. With the rapid growth, airline legislations too have kept changing
to adjust to the evolution. However, the industry has not been without its challenges. The study
program for this essay is going to be CFIT (A controlled flight into terrain) in the aviation
industry and the response will be based on the an hypothesis of an innocent aeronautical engineer
being erroneously fired from his work by the airline he is working for after he is falsely accused
of being one of the engineers who certified that a plane allegedly with mechanical issues was fit
to fly. In stats theory testing, a type I error refers to the refusal of a factual hypothesis and the
type II error is the failure to oppose an untrue finding (Kosnik,et al, 2007).
Early this year, the United States and United Kingdom issued a boycott on all sizeable
portable electronics on airlines from the Middle East and North Africa. Anything larger than a
cellphone was not to be allowed in the flights. According to the Wall Street Journal, the
Department Of Homeland Security stated this ban was in response to the terrorism threats to
international aviation and was in an attempt to prevent the possible danger of explosive devices.
Top global airline companies like Turkish airlines and Emirates had to cooperate by
implementing the ban. Within a week, the effect of the ban was already been felt and many
business people as well as airlines felt that the ban was uncalled for as it affected them adversely
and others incurred losses as they could not transact without their laptops and other important
gadgets like ipads. As such after a month of no incidences reported, some people petitioned the
Department of Homeland Security to lift the ban and increase airport security and screening.
After three months, advanced security controls were put in place and the restriction was lifted
and people were now free to travel on flights with their gadgets.
TYPE I AND TYPE II ERRORS
Despite the injunction been lifted, the Arabian countries felt that they were being targeted
and judged unfairly in connection to terrorism as only their airlines were targeted by the ban.
They argued that the decision by the U.S and U.K was not fair to them and adversely affected
their businesses. They proposed for a consultative discussion in making decisions affecting their