DRONE

Rogue drones, do airports have a contingency plan? mindFly

United Kingdom’s second largest airport, Gatwick has been closed for the second day due to the presence of a rogue drone flying in the vicinity of the airport. Do the Indian airports have a contingency plan? Busy airports like Mumbai and Delhi with a vast geographical area and airspace do not have the capability to detect and capture rogue drones. The impact of an airport closure on thousands of traveling public and economy is unimaginable.

SAFETY CULTURE

Aviation Safety culture report, pilot fatigue and feedback are key issues.

Among the key findings of the work, 51 per cent of pilots surveyed reported that fatigue was not taken seriously by their airline, and 28 per cent of pilots felt that they had insufficient numbers of staff to carry out their work safely.

A total of 7,239 pilots from across European nations participated in the European pilots’ perceptions of safety culture in European Aviation survey, approximately 14 per cent of Europe’s total commercial pilot population, in the largest ever survey of commercial pilots on safety culture.

Safety culture is the way things are done in an organisation. There has to be a good working relationship between the management and the employees in order to establish a good safety culture which can be in the generative stage at the highest level, thus being a win win situation for both.

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