License suspension for varying period has now become a norm. The Honourable Supreme Court of India ruling must be taken as a bench mark for restricting the period of suspension to 90 days. The quality of reports must be improved to include other contributory causes like policies (FDTL), Fatigue, Company etc.
I have a question to ask the seasoned aviators. After decades of discussion over the decision to go-around or not, why is a go-around being condemned? At this moment, I have more questions to ask than comment on the crew decision. The crew experienced a failure on final approach and they flew the aircraft to […]
Ever wondered what the Satellite weather image that we see so often mean? More often than not, we see the full disc image of the earth or images of geographical regions with white or colour impressions. Are the images direct reading types or is a deeper interpretation required.
All systems are composed of three basic elements: people; processes; and technology. While managing safety, all three elements have to work cohesively in order to produce the desired results. The cost of workplace injuries is staggering: employers pay as much as $1 billion per week in direct and indirect workers’ compensations costs. Indirect costs include training […]
“If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!”
Introduction After a recent spike in the number of flight safety related incidents in India involving runway excursions, the regulator resorted to suspending the flying license of crew without giving the specific reason or determining the root cause. The dialogue in today’s safety world is filled with praise for just culture with criticism for terms […]
Any investigation conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Annex shall be separate from any judicial or administrative proceedings to apportion blame or liability.
The Vistara flight UK-944 landed with only 200kgs in tanks in a Mayday Fuel situation.
The pilot is allowed to touchdown latest by 3000′ on a runway length 7800′ and above leaving a distance of 4800′ in a worst case scenario. A risk based safety margin must be adopted by the operators especially considering the long landing distance data.
The recent spate of runway excursions at Indian airports may have multiple contributory causes including but not limited to : Piloting technique Tail winds Runway condition wet/contaminated Runway friction level Psychological pressures The pilots are required to calculate the landing distance of the aircraft based on the aircraft condition , environmental factors and runway conditions. […]