Human Factor

ERp

To Triage or Not to Triage post an aircraft accident?

Triage after an accident determines the time, treater & treater requirement of the victim. Is it beneficial to create a triage or simply rush the accident victims to any hospital available?

 
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Toxic Cabin air may be causing neurological problems in airlines crew

long-term–low-level (LTLL) contamination, such as that to which aircrew are exposed, has been shown to be more injurious than short-term acute exposure. Aircrew breathe
the low-level toxicity every minute of their working days. When an aircraft lands the passengers disembark, but the crew turn around and do it all over again, time and time again. Perhaps there has too much emphasis on fume events, while the real damage is being done by LTLL.

 
VR

A virtual reality solution for the accident prone helicopters

A virtual reality based flight simulator may provide the solution to the helicopter industry for pilot training and other safety aspects. EASA has approved the first virtual reality based flight simulation device.“This is a significant milestone in the evolution of Flight Simulation Training Devices,” said Jesper Rasmussen, EASA Flight Standards Director. “The Agency is pursuing …

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SQ

Singapore Airlines B777 levels out at 500ft, as strong cultures overshadow procedures

I am a true believer that society and culture cannot be separated from work and training. However best the training may be, it is under a controlled environment and the performance indicators needed to be achieved are briefed before hand. The crew undergoing training works together to achieve their objective and they are driven by …

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Pilot training

Multi-Crew Pilot License, India needs better preparedness to adopt the change

The Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) was adopted by ICAO in 2006 with an amendment in the ICAO Annex-1. India has still not implemented the change. India has been following the traditional prescriptive training methodology with very few changes over the years. The idiom “Don’t fix it until it breaks” fits well in the Indian context. …

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