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…
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.
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
La empresa alemana Strate, especializada en la limpieza y reposici√≥n de pintura de las pistas de los aeropuertos, desembarca en Espa√Īa de la mano de la consultora aeron√°utica Icarum. La principal ventaja del sistema de Strate es que no da√Īa el pavimento. De hecho, se trata de unas m√°quinas que eliminan el caucho con agua a presi√≥n, con un sistema dise√Īado por el propio fundador de la compa√Ī√≠a, Reinhard Strate, que consiste en un veh√≠culo de agua a alta presi√≥n, con una bomba de 450 kw, y un caudal de 90 l/minuto, que expulsa el agua a una presi√≥n regulable de entre 1.000 y 2.800 bar…
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.
Carlos de Albert Ysamat participa en campeonatos de esqu√≠ alpino, va en bici, practica aeromodelismo y, adem√°s siente pasi√≥n por volar. Pero todo esto lo hace en su tiempo libre porque su jornada laboral la desarrolla en Vueling y en algunas iniciativas empresariales. ¬°Ah¬° Y tiene una lesi√≥n medular completa (D4) que le obliga a [...]
¬†Federal Air Surgeon Bulletin 2009-4¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Federal Air Surgeon‚Äôs Medical Bulletin is published quarterly for aviation medical examiners and others interested¬† in aviation safety and aviation medicine. The Aerospace Medical Institute, with policy guidance and support from the Office of¬† Aerospace Medicine. An Internet on-line version may be downloaded from the net. Editor, FASMB ¬† [...]
You can already read in last AeroSafetyWorld (June 2011) this interesting article about a ¬†need to reinforce professionalism as a mean to improve safety. Citing a ‚Äúdisturbing number‚ÄĚ of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air traffic controllers, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is complaining of ‚Äúan erosion of ‚Ä¶ [...]