The 83-year-old United Airlines flight attendant will appear in the Guinness World ¬†Records book in October for having the “longest career as a flight attendant” in the world. In over six decades, he has seen the transformation of air travel. He saw meal service improve, the start of in-flight movies, passengers go from dressing up to dressing down, smoking become a federal offense and tighter security in the post-9/11 world. After being offered a buyout, he is retiring, the AP reported.
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
Fatiga, el tema de nunca acabar. Para los que todav√≠a s√≥lo tienen en cuentas las horas de vuelo y hacen c√°lculos ‚Äúalegres‚ÄĚ con respecto a la fatiga en las tripulaciones y se atreven a decir que trabajan menos que una secretaria, aqu√≠ pueden leer varios art√≠culos publicados por Flight safety Foundation en AeroSafety World del mes de enero…
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 [...]
¬†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 ¬† [...]
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 [...]