Month: March 2019

Flight path

Need for Scientific risk assessment,6E-11 A320 NEO Engine failure:mindFly

The A-320 NEO PW engines have been plagued with engine failures ever since they were launched. While the Indian DGCA restricted the flights over water to mitigate the risk of ditching, their risk assessment apparently did not cover flights over mountains. On 29th March 2019, 6E11 on route from Delhi to Istanbul suffered an Engine …

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SIM

Using Simulator data for evaluation and safety performance: mindFly

Every flight crew involved in an accident/incident is flying the aircraft due to the fact that they have undergone the necessary training and have demonstrated their proficiency/competency. Since the flight crew is the last line of defense and as Prof. Patrick Hudson puts it is the first person at the scene of the accident/incident. The …

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SIM

Multi-Crew performance when under evaluation: mindFly

The performance of flight crew when subjected to an evaluation under simulated or real conditions can be very different as compared to a normal line flight. It may deteriorate in some cases and may even improve in others. How do humans perform when working in a group and being judged at the same time, determines …

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Critic

It is not the critic who counts: mindFly

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs …

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Change

Boeing’s design change process:mindFly

All aircraft, engines, and propellers must meet and maintain minimum standards for design, material, construction, quality of work and performance before they can be produced and operated. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires each contracting state to adopt airworthiness standards for the design and performance of aeronautical products. States must ensure that aircraft, including …

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