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Verge of Consciusness (The threat of Hypoxia)

Viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

An improperly adjusted safety switch that rendered the aircraft’s pressurization system inoperative, an incorrectly wired cabin altitude warning switch that disabled a warning light and the pilot’s ineffective systems monitoring while distracted by an autopilot problem early in the flight were among the factors that led to a dangerous encounter with hypoxia, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). According to the safety report there is a continuing concern about hypoxia incidents especially in single- pilot, turbine-powered, pressurized aircraft.

 

** Verge of Consciusness / Aerosafety World /Nov 2011

      Mark  Lacagnina

** AeroSafety World Whole Issue November 2011

Accident: Southwest B737 , hole in fuselage, sudden decompression

A¬†¬†Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, flying from Phoenix,AZ to Sacramento,CA, was climbing through FL344 towards FL360, when a panel in the cabin ceiling just above the overhead lockers opened with a gunshot like sound leaving a hole about 6 feet long allowing to look straight into the sky. Nobody was injured, just a flight attendant and a passenger received minor injuries and were treated at the airport but did not require transport to a hospital after safety landing…

 

** Read whole story written by Simon Hradecky at The Aviation Herald

     (Photos and video included)

La cabina del “Comet” desde dentro

El De Havilland DH.106 Comet (cometa en ingl√©s) fue el primer avi√≥n comercial de reacci√≥n, adem√°s de ser el primer avi√≥n civil que cont√≥ con una cabina presurizada y climatizada, necesaria para la elevada altura de vuelo. Introducido a principios de¬† los a√Īos 50, ha sido volado por operadores civiles y militares . Casi todos sus componentes fueron inovadores pero los ciclos de presurizaci√≥n y despresurizaci√≥n sumados a un dise√Īo defectuoso del avi√≥n conllevaron fallos catastr√≥ficos debidos a la fatiga del metal, lo cual no se hab√≠a dado antes en aviones civiles.

 

Ahora, gracias a nuevas t√©cnicas podemos disfrutar de un “impresionante” paseo por su cabina, llegando a ver hasta sus √ļltimos detalles ergon√≥micos…

 

** Paseo Fotogr√°fico Virtual 360¬ļ por la Cabina del Comet

     Ken Mcbride Photography.com

** De Havilland DH.106 Comet¬† -Historia, dise√Īo, producci√≥n y operaci√≥n- (Wikipedia)

¬ŅSabes …qu√© se hace en la Sala Blanca de Iberia?

Viernes, 18 de marzo de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos 1 comentario

En este v√≠deo de la “Sala Blanca“, Manolo , un trabajador especializado de Iberia vestido todo de blanco -por dentro y por fuera- nos explica en qu√© consiste su trabajo.¬† Antes de entrar en la sala tiene que darse una ducha de aire. No puede contaminar la zona limpia. No es cocinero, tampoco¬† pertenece a ning√ļn area sanitaria. Utiliza un banco de pruebas especial. La zona debe estar libre de part√≠culas y su trabajo tiene que ver con el movimiento de los aviones. ¬ŅQuieres saber qu√© es lo que hace Manolo?….

 

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E-cigs should be banned on planes?

Martes, 15 de febrero de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

An electronic cigarette, e-cigarette or vaporizer cigarette, is a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine or non-nicotine vaporized solution. It is an alternative to smoked tobacco products, and is being used since several years ago to help to smoke quitters . According to a letter of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood , the use on airplanes is now prohibited and the Department of Transportation is about to issue an official ban this coming spring. But controversy arises because of different types of e-cigs, not every affecting to second hand smokers.

 

……And what do you think about it?

**  Reasons for banning e-cigs on planes by Carol Estabrook (AuburnPub.com)

**  Electronic -cigarette /Wikipedia

Detection and Prevention of CO Exposure in General Aviation Aircraft

Viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), which is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials such as aviation fuels, is associated with headache, dizziness, fatigue, and at elevated doses, death. Exhaust system failures in general aviation (GA) aircraft can result in CO exposure. When this occurs in an aircraft, the end result could be an accident

 

 

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Ya se podrá hablar por el móvil desde el avión durante el vuelo

Jueves, 15 de julio de 2010 Almudena Rodriguez Martin Sin comentarios

Los pasajeros que viajen en avi√≥n podr√°n hablar y mandar mensajes de texto desde su propio tel√©fono m√≥vil durante el vuelo, aunque por el momento no podr√°n conectarse a internet desde sus terminales. La √ļnica excepci√≥n se dar√° durante el despegue y el aterrizaje de la aeronave, operaciones durante las cuales todos los aparatos electr√≥nicos deben permanecer apagados.

 

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La tierra “o√≠da” a 12 Km de altitud

Traves√≠as¬† es un viaje sin rumbo fijo; cada d√≠a en Radio Exterior de RNE, Maria Alvarez de imagen podcastEulate y Antonio Vicentenos se ponen¬† en camino para¬†llevarnos ¬†a destinos¬†en ¬†los cinco continentes y a trav√©s de diferentes historias, conocer lo que all√≠ se cuece. Si os quereis unir a este periplo diario , se despega¬† las 18.05 hora espa√Īola de lunes a viernes.¬† Y ah√≠ me met√≠ yo para oir a mi amigo Juan Carlos Garc√≠a Royo…..

 

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“Cabin Air Quality” / CAA Safety Report 2004

Viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

The Civil Aviation Authority(UK) initiated its research programme into cabin air quality in 2001 after a small number of events, including two on UK registered aircraft, where flight crew were partially incapacitated. Evidence from these incidents indicated that contamination of the ventilation systems by engine oil fumes was the most likely cause…

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¬ŅSabes….por qu√© volar “Fly by Wire” hace m√°s seguro el vuelo?

Jueves, 21 de enero de 2010 Yamil Diab Forero Sin comentarios

Fly-by-Wire -FBW- is the generally accepted term for those flight control systems which use computers to process the control movements made by the pilot, or autopilot, and send appropriate electrical signals to the flight control surface actuators. This arrangement replaces mechanical linkage and means that the pilot inputs do not directly move the control surfaces. Instead, inputs are read by a computer that in turn decides how to move the control surfaces to best achieve what the pilot wants. Leer más…