Month: September 2019

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Petition to uphold tenets of safety & Just culture

Unjustified pilot suspensions. Principles of Just Culture must be upheld and brazen misuse of aircraft rules stopped. Safety culture and trust must be promoted by DGCA and supported by all.

 
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New NEO pitch issues which brought Boeing down

After the B737 Max nose dived due to pitch controllability issues, Airbus has identified similar high pitch issues with the A320 and A321 NEO aircrafts. A combination of scenario where the aircraft is loaded in a balance where the tail side is heavy , speed is reducing and side stick pulled full back with maximum(TOGA) thrust. Under these circumstances excessive pitch attitude could occur beyond the aircraft computers handling capability. The manufacturer and the regulator have issued notices and directives to all operators so that they limit the loading such that this eventuality doesn’t arise. Lufthansa and British airways have…

 
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Fuel facts, what is the bare minimum over destination?

It is the Pilot in Command’s responsibility to ensure that the planned final reserve fuel is protected at all times.

 
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Inattentional blindness; presentation @ISASI2019

My presentation on “Inattentional blindness during visual approach” was very well received by the organizer and some 450 attendees. A copy of the presentation is in the link below.