Category: Aviation

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My article published in the GCAA Air Accident Investigator magazine

The Investigator- GCAA Air Investigator magazine. Page 32
Cognitive lockup.

Posted in Aviation Conformist Human Factor Social animal

A question of Safety or Ethics, how Boeing & Alcoa handled differently.

Two accidents where supposedly Boeing did not inform the pilots about important technical information affecting safety. Is it a Safety or Ethical issue.

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GAGAN, a giant step towards safety and efficiency but no takers

The GAGAN satellite based augmentation system, the only one in the world serving the equatorial region. It will enhance safety and improve efficiency in aviation. Unfortunately there are no taker for this indigenous technology.

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Can sleep be triggered by pills, alcohol or melatonin ?

Pills, night cap or melatonin. Which one is your choice for inducing sleep? What about quality of sleep?

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Will Artificial Intelligence improve pilot behaviour & replace the co-pilot?

Can Artificial intelligence (AI) make the co-pilot’s role in the flight deck redundant? Humans are more intolerant when dealing with softwares but more forgiving with humans making errors. AI is not just a software but closer to the human brain without the physical form. But obvious there will be new methodologies developed to produce the future Captains who haven’t flown as copilots. The Multi Crew Pilot license was a step towards producing competent co-pilots with minimum real time aircraft experience. The Captains will also be made after the industry is comfortable with the presence of AI. AI is the simulation…

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Indian Pilots read carefully, for they don’t know what they are doing

Powers exercised contrary to the ‘Public Trust Doctrine’ would amount to abuse of powers and contravene the rule of law.