Tag: aviation safety

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

Thai Carriers Face Deadline For Recertification

Reading Time: < 1 minute September is looming as a key milestone in Thailand’s effort to recertify all of its airlines with international service. Any Thai carrier that does not complete the recertification process and receive a new air operator’s certificate (AOC) by the end of August will have its international operations suspended, a spokesman for Civil Aviation Authority of […]

FAA Orders Replacement Of 10,000 Zodiac Seats

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA is going forward with a mandate to remove more than 10,000 Zodiac Aerospace seats because their designs put passengers at risk of serious injuries during forward-impact incidents, such as emergency landings. The airworthiness directive (AD), issued May 24, covers seats installed on Bombardier CRJ-700s, -900s and Q400s; Embraer ERJ 145s, 170s and 190s; Boeing […]

How Can Flight Schools Increase Aviation Safety?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite the advancing technology and improved aircraft reliability, crew decision making also known as a human factor remains the most important factor in aviation safety. For that reason, the quality of pilot training remains the critical factor in accident prevention. Professional training, first of all, requires qualified instructors and proper training devices. For instrument rating, […]

European Union Updates Blacklist of Banned Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is […]

EASA Publishes a Proposal to Operate Small Drones in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a proposal to regulate the operation of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment this proposal from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposal provides a framework to safely operate drones while allowing this industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue to […]

Global Standards, Cooperation & Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Airports Could Do Better At Runway Safety, Say Experts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]