UAE ranks No. 1 in world in aviation safety standards compliance

The UAE has accomplished an enormous and unprecedented achievement by ranking highest in the world in compliance with international aviation safety standards after intensive audit through the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme. The UAE scored a success rate of 98.86 per cent, which is the highest rate in history given…

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Talking about top-level commitment to safety (Du Pont)

By 1891 management accountability for safe operations was identified as a necessary precept to such an extent that the original Du Pont plant design included a requirement for the Director’s house, in which Du Pont himself, his wife and seven children lived, to be constructed within the plant precinct, a powerful incentive indeed to gain an understanding of accident…

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Single-Pilot Cockpit Idea Floated in NASA Study

Facing potential shortages of airline pilots and dramatic advances in automation, industry and government researchers have begun the most serious look yet at the idea of enabling jetliners to be flown by a single pilot. All large commercial jets for passenger and cargo service world-wide now fly with at least two pilots in the cockpit….

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Levil Introduces New Flight Recording App

A new app designed to enhance flight safety has been introduced by Florida-based Levil Technology, a designer of aviation instrumentation, among other things. The app is called GAARD. Levil describes it as a prototype application designed to enhance aviation safety. Pilots can use this application to participate in the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS)…

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Flight Path Monitoring, A practical guide for improving (FSF)

Contemporary aviation operators have access to information that their predecessors did not.Data streams such as those from the line operations safety audit (LOSA), aviation safety action program (ASAP), flight operational quality assurance (FOQA)/flight data monitoring (FDM), and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) allow many errors in different phases of flight to be…

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Primed and Ready for an Error (NASA Callback 418)

Expectation bias, fueled by familiar precursors to a “line up and wait” clearance, led this B737 flight crew to enter the runway prematurely. We were holding short of Runway 06L and takeoffs and landings were being conducted on the runway. The Captain had mentioned that he had a commute to catch at [our destination] and we were issued a wheels up…

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