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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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“Get-Home-itis”

Lunes, 25 de junio de 2012 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

This month, CallBack from NASA`s Aviation Safety Report System takes a look at how the urge to press on to ones`s destination, despite conditions that might otherwise discourage such a decision, can lead to risky behavior and undesirable consequences. Four pilots who let “ge¬ī-home-itis” cloud their thinking share valuable insights into avoiding this dangerous malady.

 

** Get-Home-itis

      CALLBACK / ARS -NASA Issue 389. June 2012

Air traffic controllers aren’t keeping to no-doze schedule

Miércoles, 20 de junio de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

New regulations intended to keep air traffic controllers from dozing off on duty have been violated nearly 4,000 times, according to internal Federal Aviation Administration documents. After a controller fell asleep last year in the tower at Reagan National Airport, it emerged that such lapses were commonplace at airports across the country, and the FAA said it would act to curb the problem. There have been repeated violations of a requirement that controllers have at least nine hours off between shifts. Last year instructed the FAA to work with the union on rules to ensure that the controllers who manage 24,000-27,000 commercial flights a day to arrive at work well rested.

 

For reading the whole story at the Washington Post

** Air Traffic Controllers arent’t keeping to no-doze schedule

     Ashley Hasley/ 15-June-2012

Breaking the Mishap Chain

Lunes, 11 de junio de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

This book that we recommend is about “Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace ¬†Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight¬†Test, and Development” .It contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. It is offered as a learning tool so that future organizations, programs, and projects may not be destined to repeat the mistakes of the past and is highly advisable for someone devoted to aeromedical field.

 

** Breaking the mishap chain

      By Peter W. Merlin, Gregg A. Bendrick, and Dwight A. Holland

Mental diseases not easy to diagnose

Physicians can’t always identify a pilot’s depression or other mental disorder during an aeromedical exam.Official accident reports atribute just a handful of crashes to a pilot’s deliberate action, citing¬† a psychosomatic¬† disorder, a suicide or some unexplained motive. Here you can read several cases .This article highlights the need of improving pilot-physician relationship in order to detects such problems, as well as some comments about new antidepressant ¬†rules in certain countries.

 

** Difficult Diagnosis

     Linda Welferman / Aerosafety World   May-2012

Human Factors Workshop in Amsterdam

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

Human error is associated with 60 to 80% of all accidents, injuries, and quality defects across a variety of industries including aviation, healthcare, mining and manufacturing. This intensive 2-day seminar provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested, and proven in the field. Participants will learn how to turn errors into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into effective error management solutions. The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) was developed by behavioral scientists in the Unites States Navy. This worshop will be the first HFAS in Europe and is going to be conduct by Dr. Shappel and Dr. Wiegmann, recognized names in this field.

 

For seeing venues throughout 2012

** HFAC/ HFX Worshop / Amsterdam-Netherlands 14th & 15th May 2012 

      Please contact       dulmccn@yahoo.com

The “toxic” Captain : How to identify?

Lunes, 16 de abril de 2012 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

Shortly after¬†take off from Douala, Cameroon, the pilots of a B737 from Kenya Airlines lost its control . The captain experienced confusion and spatial disorientation and the aircraft entered in an unrecovered spiral dive. Inadecuate operational control, lack of crew coordination and non adherence to standard procedures were among the causes according to Civil Aviation authorities.¬†Research about captain established certain personality traits as “Toxic” Captain capable to make a cockpit environment that can be a safety risk.¬† Let us learn to prevent these behaviors.

Toxic captain:

  • strong character and heightened ego;
  • authoritative and domineering attitude with subordinates;
  • paternalistic attitude;
  • deficiencies in CRM;
  • a ‚Äútouch of arrogance

 

** The Toxic Captain

      Robert I. Baron / Aerosafety World- March 2012

Pilot went nuts on board

Jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

A Jet Blue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a “medical situation” arose involving the captain. The airline says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.¬† The airline says an off-duty captain who happened to be aboard the plane went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain “once on the ground.”¬†Jet Blue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination…

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European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) International Courses , 2012.

Miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Dr Rob Lee, Kristina Pollack and Brent Hayward will be conducting two of their popular EAAP-recognized “Human Factors in Flight Safety, Safety Management Systems, Risk Management and Safety Investigation” courses in 2012. The first of these courses was conducted at the European Commission Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy in 1999.¬† Since¬†then, these EAAP courses have been continually updated to reflect the many changes in the aviation industry. They have been held regularly, in locations including Eurocontrol, Luxembourg; the SAS Flight Academy, Stockholm; Iberia Airlines, Madrid; NAV Portugal, Lisbon; the Swiss Air Force, Interlaken; Aer Lingus, Dublin; and, Emirates, Dubai.A total of more than 270 participants, both civil and military,¬†have attended these highly regarded courses.¬†

 **This year, the 15th of these courses will be held in Dubai, UAE, from 13-17 May 2012, kindly hosted by Emirates Airline.

 **The 16th course will be held the following week, between 21-26 May, in Dublin, Ireland, kindly hosted by Aer Lingus.  

Detailed information on the course content and its instructors, together with Registration Brochures for both the Dublin and Dubai courses can now be downloaded from the  EAAP website: 

EAAP -European Association for aviation Psycology-

Indonesia Confronts Drug Use Among Pilots

Viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

The Indonesian airline industry has made progress toward mending its reputation – amid soaring demand – after a series of spectacular crashes in recent years drew international attention to the country’s poor safety record. Now it has a new problem to deal with: drug abuse among its pilots.¬†The police arrested a pilot from the country’s largest private airline, Lion Air, last Saturday on suspicion of possessing crystal methamphetamine, a psychostimulant that increases alertness and concentration and can create feelings of euphoria…

 

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