Category: Aviation

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The sticky slide, Air India evacuation

Emergency evacuations are plagued by escape slide failures.

 
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A cognitive view of 100 Tonne takeoff weight error, close shave for AirFrance

A 100 Tonne error in take off performance. We continue to believe that an engineering control will prevent a future incident. We need to ensure that flight crew perform NORMAL actions/procedures consistently and with accuracy. Human factors should be the point in focus.

 
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Air Canada overflight of the taxiway, near disaster?:mindFly analysis

Inattentional blindness, Cognitive bias and poor crew training standards lead to the near world worst air disaster.
How could two pilots execute an approach on the taxiway with 4 aircrafts with almost 1000 passengers in it. They missed the collision by 60 feet.

 
Inversion
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Effect of Temperature inversion on aircraft performance:mindFly

The effect of temperature inversion on aircraft performance

 
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Max, NEO or Dreamliner. Names of new technology paradox: mindFly

In the past decade we have witnessed the events involving the B-737 Max, A-320 NEO PW1100 engines and the B-787 battery fires. There have been numerous other minor incidents in the industry too. Every industry faces the challenges of change management. It can be due to introducing a new product or enhancing an existing product. Critical thinking skills and attention will continue to remain the cornerstones of safety. The paradox of technology. Time The two Boeing products had one common factor, time. Airbus had launched its new product to the customers in the form of the A-320 NEO. NEO is…

 
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Aeroflot Superjet. Go-around when against all odds, is it an option?: mindFly

I have a question to all aviators. How many times in your career have you been trained to carry out a go around with a malfunction and/or when the situation is against all odds? This is with the exception of an engine failure. The thought of carrying out a go around with a serious flight control or electrical malfunction coupled with adverse weather is unnerving. The mind influences you to put the aircraft on the ground come what may. Would you act differently if you had the confidence having seen such scenarios before? Preliminary report The preliminary report was accessed…