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United Airlines flight attendant, 83, the longest tenure

Viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The 83-year-old United Airlines flight attendant will appear in the Guinness World ¬†Records book in October for having the “longest career as a flight attendant” in the world. In over six decades, he has seen the transformation of air travel. He saw meal service improve, the start of in-flight movies, passengers go from dressing up to dressing down, smoking become a federal offense and tighter security in the post-9/11 world. After being offered a buyout, he is retiring, the AP reported.

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JetBlue pilot has psychotic episode in prison

Martes, 21 de agosto de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and ¬†yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation. Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month. A forensic neuropsychologist testified in a short, unpublicized trial that Osbon had a “brief psychotic disorder” at the time of the flight brought on by lack of sleep…


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The role of U.S. airports in disease epidemics

Miércoles, 25 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios


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     Your airport is a Petri Dish / Brian Fung / The Atlantic / 24th July-2012

A commercial pilot stole plane, committed suicide wanted in connection with murder

Jueves, 19 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

A commercial pilot wanted in connection with the killing of his girlfriend in Colorado  Springs tried to steal a commercial airplane early Tuesday at the St. George Municipal Airport (Utah), then committed suicide, investigators said. The man who shot and killed himself inside a commandeered SkyWest airplane early Tuesday was 40-year- old Brian Joseph Hedglin, St. George spokesman Mark Mortensen confirmed.

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Air France 447 and “The automation Paradox”

Viernes, 13 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

A deadly combination of pilot confusion, “warning system ergonomics” design and ¬†inadequate pilot training were responsible for the crash of Air France Flight 447 on 1 June 2009.¬†This is the conclusion reached by the BEA (Bureau d’Enqu√™tes et d’Analyses pour la s√©curit√© de l’aviation civile), the French authority responsible for carrying out safety investigations relating to accidents or serious incidents in civil aviation, in its final report into the crash. BEA’s 224-page report indicated that the aircraft might have been flown out of danger if the pilots had realized the situation they were facing.


And what this has to do with Automation Paradox?¬† ….

Let’s follow reading this interesting article written by Robert N ¬†Charette in IEEE Spectrum¬† risk analysis blog, featuring daily news, updates and analysis on computing and IT projects, software and systems failures, successes and innovations, security threats, and more



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FAA Extends Driver’s License Medical Comment Period

Jueves, 12 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

If you missed the chance to comment on the AOPA/EAA ¬†proposal to allow private pilots ¬†to use their driver’s licenses in lieu of obtaining a third-class medical certificate, you still have time to weigh in. The FAA has granted an extension of the original comment period from July 2 to Sept. 14. The FAA received around 14,000 comments by the time of the close of the original comment period. The agency agreed to extend the deadline at the request of both organizations


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Air France 447 Rio Janeiro-Paris Final Report

Viernes, 6 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Une action erron√©e du copilote alors aux commandes de l’avion, peut-√™tre induit en ¬†erreur par le directeur de vol, un instrument informatique. Selon le rapport final du Bureau d’enqu√™tes et d’analyses, et m√™me si celui-ci pointe d’autres facteurs, il s’agit de la cause essentielle ayant conduit l’AF¬†447 d’Air France faisant la liaison entre Rio de Janeiro et Paris √† s’ab√ģmer dans l’oc√©an Atlantique, le 1er¬†juin 2009 (228 morts).


** AF 447 Accident Final ENGLISH Report   26,6 MB  -224 pages-

¬†¬†¬†¬† BEA¬† (Bureau d’enqu√™tes et d’analyses¬†pour la s√©curit√© de l‚Äôaviation civile¬†)

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Minist√®re de l ‚Äô√Čcologie, du D√©veloppement durable, des Transports et du Logement¬†

     France/ July 2012 

** Les dernières minutes du vol AF447  (Infographie-Le Monde)

Deaf, blind student gets to fly plane

Jueves, 28 de junio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Katie Inman climbed into the cockpit of the Piper Warrior airplane and put on a thick pair of headphones. The plane roared to life and began taxiing down the runway for takeoff. With her right hand, Katie guided the nose of the plane into the air.With her left, she reached in the back seat of the four-seater plane where her interpreter, Ashley, signed instructions into her hand…


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FAA Medical Research Officer for USA citizens

Miércoles, 6 de junio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

FAA Aeronautical Center Region, Office of Aerospace Medicine, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Aerospace Medical Research Division, Aeromedical Protection and Survival Research Lab, AAM-630

Duty Location(s):
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ‚Äď Vacancies: 1¬†

 Opening date (04/June/2012)

 Close date (18/July/2012)

Who May Apply:
U.S. Citizens – This announcement is open to U.S. Citizens
We are not accepting applications from non-U.S. citizens.

** All information about US  FAA Medical Officer wanted

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FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap -Video-

Miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral. The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jumpers to take home after their airborne adventures.It shows a woman named Laverne having second thoughts right before her jump, but the instructor scoops her up and they fall out of the plane…


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