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Pathological state of aviation safety. Learnings from recent SpiceJet incidents.

Establishing a safety culture in the organization is the most effective means of safety assurance in the long term. Humans play a vital role in the running of the processes and are also the cause of most errors. There are a number of reasons for both errors and violations. Instead of increasing controls in terms of engineering controls and SOP’s, it is beneficial for the organization to implement a generative safety culture, wherein safety becomes a way of life and there is little oversight or control required. Losses are prevented at every stage and hazards are actively identified and risk mitigated.

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Risk perception: my presentation at the Flight Safety Foundation conference

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Inflight Wi-Fi OK but calls can be disturbing: USA bans voice calls

While India plans to roll out inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, USA is rolling back the calling option. American travelers are more interested in keeping air travel one of the last spaces to stay disconnected from cell phone coverage to keep the in-flight experience free of potential nuisance and disturbance, according to a Nielsen survey commissioned by Turkish Airlines. The study into current attitudes and perceptions before, during and after a trip revealed the majority of U.S. travelers oppose the use of mobile phone calls on board and cite “nuisance, disturbance” as the main reason (89%). As technology has improved to allow charging and more…

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ET302, Pilots on a wing and a prayer: mindFly

ET 302 took off from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia on 10th March 2019 and 06 minutes into the flight met with an accident. The aircraft was the Boeing’s latest addition to the B-737 series, the B-737 8Max. The infamous MCAS(software) was to have played a role in the accident and nations all over the world, fearing the safety of the traveling passengers, banned the aircraft flying in their airspace. It soon became a world wide ban, thus grounding the MAX fleet. I will not critique on the crew action or inaction because their behaviour will need to be…

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What is fear; passenger evacuation? mindFly

Passenger evacuation from an aircraft after an incident is the last resort where the crew decides that the safest option in the interest of minimizing harm to the passengers and crew is to leave the aircraft as soon possible before a ravaging fire engulfs the aircraft or any other eventuality. Even under these high risk situations, passengers have been observed to take their time to collect their personal belongings from the overhead stowage before they exit the aircraft. There is no sense of urgency in their actions or behaviour. The choice of the door to exit is also based on…

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Aviation Safety must adopt High Reliability concepts: mindFly

Aviation is a high risk industry where even a small error can lead to losses to human lives , property and reputation. Industries like the Nuclear, Oil and Gas etc. which are also high risk industries need to manage  unexpected events which can be disorganizing. It takes both anticipation and resilience to manage unexpected disruptions, a combination which is known as mindful organizing.      Send article as PDF