• WHAT IS THE JUSTIFICATION FOR AN ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL LOG?

    WHAT IS THE JUSTIFICATION FOR AN ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL LOG?

    For many years the civil aviation community has managed the day-to-day recording of aircraft technical information by use of a paper based log (theTechnical Log). There is no doubt that this method of data capture has worked well in the past. However, in today’s fast paced operation the limitations of a paper-based system are becoming apparent and engineering practices throughout the industry have evolved to accommodate such deficiencies although not always in the most efficient and effective manner.

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  • A SAFE AIRLINE IS A PROFITABLE AIRLINE

    A SAFE AIRLINE IS A PROFITABLE AIRLINE

    When we talk about airlines’ safety management quite rightly our first thoughts are about preservation of life – after all pilots and cabin crew have no more of a death wish than the rest of us! But what exactly IS safety management? More to the point, why has it become a separate entity from management full stop?

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  • OUTSOURCING FLIGHT OPS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT OR CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

    OUTSOURCING FLIGHT OPS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT OR CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

    As a Director of Flight Ops (DFO) or General Manager Flight Operations (GMFO), when deciding how best to tackle the document management requirement in your airline it is important to consider what you are actually trying to achieve.

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  • SAFETY VS SECURITY TODAY

    SAFETY VS SECURITY TODAY

    The first recorded aircraft hijack was on February 21,1931, in Arequipa, Peru. Byron Rickards, flying a Ford Tri-Motor, was approached on the ground by armed revolutionaries. He refused to fly them anywhere and after a ten-day stand-off, Rickards was informed that the revolution was successful and he could go in return for giving one of their number a lift to Lima. Most hijackings have not been so farcical.

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  • SEEKING SAFETY OXYGEN IN CLOUD COMPUTING

    SEEKING SAFETY OXYGEN IN CLOUD COMPUTING

    No company will knowingly take shortcuts on safety, but, where it is well run and no serious events occur, complacency can set in. With a lack of serious events, the perception can be that if there are no accidents or incidents, then all must be well! Those of us who ‘live’ safety know better. It cannot be overstated that it is the unsung efforts of the safety professional that keep the world turning.

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  • IS YOUR COMPANY CULTURE PREVENTING YOUR SMS FROM DELIVERING WHAT IS EXPECTED?

    IS YOUR COMPANY CULTURE PREVENTING YOUR SMS FROM DELIVERING WHAT IS EXPECTED?

    Company culture is a critical element of an effective Safety Management System ('SMS'). There will always be a risk associated with air travel and the fact we continue to hear news reports concerning fatal accidents is a testament to this.

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