Category: Human Factor

Medical perils of extending the range of single-aisle aircrafts

Single Aisle

WHO findings of the epidemiological studies indicate that the risk of venous thromboembolism is increased 2- to 3-fold after long-haul flights (more than 4 h)

 

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.

 

Visual illusion in fog, Spicejet heavy landing saga

Approach in fog and illusion

How can a combination of surprise event, visual illusion and cognitive lockup lead to a heavy landing? Fog creates visual illusion. Other factors like tight coupling of events and cognitive lockup can lead to incidents.

 
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