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Aviation Safety must adopt High Reliability concepts: mindFly

Aviation is a high-risk industry where even a small error can lead to losses to human lives, property and reputation. Industries like the Nuclear, Oil and Gas etc. which are also high-risk industries need to manage unexpected events which can be disorganizing. It takes both anticipation and resilience to manage unexpected disruptions, a combination which …

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Iron pillar

Iron pillar in Delhi resisting corrosion for centuries but pollution being blamed for engine troubles

Iron pillar in Delhi has been resisting corrosion despite the high sulphur levels in the air. Aircraft engines succumb to the corrosion.
India must take advantage of this fact and invite engine manufacturers to set up manufacturing plants in India to acclimatise to the adverse operating conditions.

 
B737Max

Non-functional SMS,some accidents are just inevitable

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 …

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Fear

Startle vs Surprise and flight crew training

Background Startle and surprise are often cited as potentially contributing factors to aircraft incidents due to their possible negative effects on flight crew performance. In the past, these terms have often been used interchangeably; however, there are distinctive conceptual, behavioural, and physiological differences between the startle reflex and the surprise emotion. The prevalence of startle …

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