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28 08, 2012

Questions about a medevac flight accident in adverse conditions


Pressure to conduct EMS operations safely and quickly in various  enviromental conditions- for example, in inclement weather and at night- increases the risk of accidents when compared to other types of patient transport methods, including ground ambulances or commercial flights. In [...]

Questions about a medevac flight accident in adverse conditions2012-08-28T06:00:16+01:00
25 06, 2012



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 [...]

16 04, 2012

The "toxic" Captain : How to identify?


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 [...]

The "toxic" Captain : How to identify?2012-04-16T11:28:02+01:00
21 09, 2011

Midair Collisions: "See and Avoid"


The number of midair collisions in the United States has averaged 30 per year since 1978, generally involving general aviation aircrafts, but by no means other operators are inmune. In the preceding 12 month period, over 4.000 in-flihght traffic collisions [...]

Midair Collisions: "See and Avoid"2011-09-21T10:17:56+01:00
17 08, 2011

On the Home Front: "A stressful family life can affect performance in the cockpit"


The results of this study indicate  that stability in relationships and home life were the most important factors in helping pilots cope with stress and  that the effects of domestic stress carry over to the pilots’ work world, directly influencing [...]

On the Home Front: "A stressful family life can affect performance in the cockpit"2011-08-17T11:10:22+01:00
26 07, 2011

Shape Up


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 “disturbing number” of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air [...]

Shape Up2011-07-26T07:00:35+01:00
29 04, 2011

A vueltas con la Fatiga


Fatiga, el tema de nunca acabar. Para los que todavía sólo tienen en cuentas las horas de vuelo y hacen cálculos “alegres” con respecto a la fatiga en las tripulaciones y se atreven a decir que trabajan menos que una [...]

A vueltas con la Fatiga2011-04-29T10:32:23+01:00
18 04, 2011

Huh, Woa and Phew


It is no any gibberish, just the three words associated with the TEM (Threat and Error Management) process. From aviation safety perpective, Huh? is the most important, because is an identifier of a potential threat  or hazard. The second Woa [...]

Huh, Woa and Phew2011-04-18T07:47:43+01:00
4 03, 2011

Listen to the Little Voice…


ASRS report narratives frequently contain references to a “little voice” that offers timely advice. The voice, of course, resides within the mind of the reporter and is usually the voice of experience or sometimes just the “vocalization” of a gut [...]

Listen to the Little Voice…2011-03-04T11:01:54+01:00
17 08, 2010

Designing a Better Error Trap


As can be read in last AerosafetyWorld issue from Flight Safety Foundation, crew observations show that checklists and monitoring are not as effective as generally assumed. Although accidents like Helios Airways B737 on 2005 are fortunately extremely rare, they point to [...]

Designing a Better Error Trap2010-08-17T06:00:36+01:00