Civilian pilots who transport troops put in long hours on little sleep.¬†¬†Not enough military planes and pilots to transport U.S. troops means that 87 percent of personnel flown around the globe are carried by civilian charter airlines. For years, pilot unions and safety advocates have sought to reform what they call outdated work rules, particularly for charter airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would reduce the number of hours pilots can fly and increase the amount of rest they get between long trips. This article highlights the fatigue as important cause of military transport ¬†accidents
‘Come fly with me’ tiene como escenario un agitado aeropuerto brit√°nico en el que los c√≥micos ingleses David Walliams y Matt Lucas (que triunfaron con Little Britain en 2003) han querido retratar -solo como ellos saben hacer- los pormenores del mundo de la aviaci√≥n: el caos de los mostradores, los piques entre azafatas, los “detalles de calidad” de las aerol√≠neas de bajo coste…¬† Simplemente, para desternillarse. ¬°Altamente recomendable¬°
Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 in 300, told Liam Donaldson, the WHO’s newly appointed envoy for patient safety. This compared with a risk of dying in an air crash of about 1 in 10 million passengers, according to Donaldson, formerly England’s chief medical officer…
In our rapidly changing and dynamic environment, the International Air transport¬†¬† Association (IATA) is currently recruiting for a: “Assistant Director GSIC ( Global Safety Information Center at Montreal-Canada) .Reporting to the Director, Global Safety, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall development, maintenance and enhancement of the IATA Global Safety Information Center (GSIC) and manage all assigned GSIC staff.
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This amazing ¬†movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Several american cities can be seen and also visible is the earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. Let’s enjoy it¬°
Today‚Äôs aviation industry is a 24/7 operation that produces a variety of challenges for cabin crew members including extended duty periods, highly variable schedules, frequent time zone changes, and increased passenger loads.¬†The present content analysis study was conducted to provide a quantitative review of flight attendant comments. This report corroborate and emphasize the main issues of concern for flight attendants: long duty days, length of layovers, long delays, breaks, and nutrition, that has been known in other surveys. It has a special interest for AMES’s who care flight attendants
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its final report yesterday into the cause of the April 23, 2010 crash of a Grumman TBM Avenger Water Bomber. Ronny Clowes, 62, was founded death after¬† the aircraft collided with the ground just south of the airport, two minutes after departure.¬†The final report, which is available online, named two contributing factors, or causes, in the crash. The first was Clowes’ underlying coronary disease, which was not identified despite the defences built into the Civil Aviation Medicine, or CAM, system. The second factor was the fact Clowes suffered a heart attack during flight that led to the crash. Clowes was being treated for high blood pressure and he also had elevated blood sugar levels at the time of the accident. The prevention system was unable to avoid this incapacitation and this accident can serve the purpose of helping to revamp that system.
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 [...]
Publicado por Jacobo G. Garc√≠a en El Mundo (26/Nov/2009) El aeropuerto de Tegucigalpa es moderno y peque√Īo. Tan peque√Īo que se ha convertido en uno de los m√°s peligrosos del continente y de vez en cuando los aviones se salen de la pista y se estampan contra las casas cercanas. La √ļltima vez en junio [...]