Tag: Aviation

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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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Iron pillar in Delhi resisting corrosion for centuries but pollution being blamed for engine troubles

Iron pillar in Delhi has been resisting corrosion despite the high sulphur levels in the air. Aircraft engines succumb to the corrosion.
India must take advantage of this fact and invite engine manufacturers to set up manufacturing plants in India to acclimatise to the adverse operating conditions.

 
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Non-functional SMS,some accidents are just inevitable

All systems are composed of three basic elements: people; processes; and technology. While managing safety, all three elements have to work cohesively in order to produce the desired results. The cost of workplace injuries is staggering: employers pay as much as $1 billion per week in direct and indirect workers’ compensations costs. Indirect costs include training replacement employees, accident investigation, lost productivity, etc., and can be 20 times higher than direct medical and wage replacement costs. The industries with the largest percentage of workers’ compensation claims include: air travel (7.3 percent get injured on the job), beverage and tobacco manufacturing (6.9…

 
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Startle vs Surprise and flight crew training

Background Startle and surprise are often cited as potentially contributing factors to aircraft incidents due to their possible negative effects on flight crew performance. In the past, these terms have often been used interchangeably; however, there are distinctive conceptual, behavioural, and physiological differences between the startle reflex and the surprise emotion. The prevalence of startle and surprise on the flight deck has been investigated by examining voluntary incident reports in the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). Surprise has been found to be more prevalent than startle.  

 
Go Air wrong engine shut down
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GoAir passengers survived a wrong engine shutdown, where British Midland and TransAsia couldn’t

Errors in Aviation Decision making, bad decisions or bad luck!

 
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IndiBlog score of 63/100, no comparison with academic results: mindFly

This is the sixth month of blogging and Indiblogger powered by Alexa ( Amazon) has given me a decent score of 63 from a range of 1-100. I am delighted and quite excited. mindFly is a unique blog which mainly focuses on human factors in aviation. 100% of aviation accidents and incidents have the human factor as a contributory cause. The need to have a holistic view of human behaviour can help address the issue in a more pragmatic manner. Thank you readers for the support and hope to develop an interactive blog in times to come. What does my…