I have been observing the Airbus A320 NEO center of gravity very keenly. It surprises and I want readers of the blog to help me understand this peculiar movement. The aircraft center of gravity moves beyond(Aft) the zero fuel weight center of gravity in flight. Would it not limit itself to the zero fuel weight […]
If I don’t link my action or instrument readouts to consequences, how will I perceive risk &avoid them?
The flyDubai B-737 attempted takeoff without clearance while a Russian Aeroflot A330 was crossing the runway. Euro Control has introduced Runway Status Lights being used at Paris airport, which is a safety barrier for such incidents.
The El Al B-789 managed to get airborne safely despite the 40 Tonne error in weight while calculating the takeoff performance.
I have written a paper on how and why humans commit such grave errors and ways and means to prevent them.
Prima facie, the AirIndia Express incident is intriguing. The aircraft on the left is the one involved in the incident of contact with obstacle after takeoff. Both aircraft have the similar acceleration to 130kts. They cover roughly the same distance. Their mass may vary but for the same ground speed, the distance seems to be […]
I feel that there are a number of important aspects of the investigation that have been left out by NTSB in the AC759 overflight of taxiway at KSFO 07 July 2017. The investigation itself is fixated on the lateral deviation of the aircraft to align with the parallel taxiway instead of the runway 28R. The […]
The Boeing Pilot
On 19th Aug 1980 Saudi Airlines SV163 turned back soon after takeoff due onboard fire and after landing met with an unfortunate fate and all 301 onboard perished. 36 years later Singapore Airline B777 flight SQ368 to Milan, turned back soon after takeoff and landed back with an engine fire which soon engulfed the wing. […]
The discoverers of ‘place cells’ in the brain won the Nobel prize in 2014. Who would have ever imagined that there was a GPS-like system in the brain? When the GPS fails safety is compromised & accidents happen. The Comair CRJ aircraft took off from the wrong runway & crashed. Air Arabia A320 turned towards […]