In 2010, about 3.3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 655.000 deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable, but aside from this, Malaria is also a threat to expatriates and travelers, posing a risk that should never ¬†be overstated. World Malaria Day – which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 – is a day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria. It was celebrated 25th April and we remind you the importance of protecting all the employees at risk
Fatigue is one of the threats to flight safety. Long hours of activity may decrease the ability of the crew. Rest and¬† Flight Duty Times regulations¬† are essential countermeasures to prevent the effects of fatigue on performance. Humor is just one way for not forgetting it ¬°
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.
This week NASA‘s space shuttle Discovery will fly low over Washington, D.C., atop a jumbo jet and roll into its new permanent home with the Smithsonian Institution. Once the spaceship is settled into the museum, visitors won’t be able to hop into the commander’s seat and fiddle with switches‚ÄĒthe institution intends to seal up Discovery indefinitely. To provide an unprecedented look at Discovery and the other retired space shuttles, both inside and out, photographers with National Geographic recently capture¬† more than two dozen ultrahigh-resolution, 360-degree pictures of each orbiter. (The Society owns National Geographic News.)
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Airports often place their blast fences at the beginnings of runways, especially when roadways or structures are adjacent. Airports that are in dense urban areas often have blast fences between taxiways and airport borders. Jet blast deflectors usually direct exhaust gases upward.[ However, a low-pressure zone can form behind the blast fence, causing ambient air and debris to be drawn upward with the jet exhaust, and hot, toxic gases to circulate behind the blast fence. But in St Marteen does not want to use it , the tourist attraction of this airport cab be very dangerous as can be seen in this footage.
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.
strong character and heightened ego;
authoritative and domineering attitude with subordinates;
The pilot of the P-51 Mustang that crashed at the Reno Air Races last September experienced overwhelming g-forces at the outset of the incident, and likely was incapacitated almost instantly, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.¬†The safety board said the pilot rapidly experienced more than 9 g’s of acceleration, enough to decrease blood flow to his brain and render him unconscious….
The first edition of the ICAO Manual of Civil Aviation Medicine (Medical Manual) was published in 1974, second in 1985 and now this is the third edition¬†in a attempt to ¬†reflect those advances as they apply to civil aviation medicine, emphasizing the clinical problems encountered in medical certification in civil aviation. It is designed for the experienced designated medical examiner as well as for the aviation medical expert and medical assessor, to aid in the approach and management of intricate borderline cases.¬†When consulting the Medical Manual it should be remembered that it is intended as guidance material only and as such has no regulatory status.
Se acab√≥ el estar sentado en una inc√≥moda silla mirando el reloj y sin saber que hacer.¬†A nadie le gusta que su vuelo salga con retraso. Pero si es inevitable y toca esperar varias horas, estos son los aeropuertos con m√°s cosas que hacer y, por tanto, ideales para hacer menos pesada la espera. Descubre [...]
Respirar aire a una altitud de cabina de unos 2500 m (8000 pies) es equivalente a respirar ox√≠geno al 15,1% a nivel del mar. En personas sanas, ¬†esto suele suponer una reducci√≥n peque√Īa de la presi√≥n parcial de ox√≥geno (PaO2) que suele ser bien tolerada. Sin embargo en pacientes con enfermedadeds respiratorias cr√≥nicas y cierto [...]