Ethics

April 23, 2012 - 6:44pm

Flight risk assessment tools (FRATs) could help alleviate a common human-factors conundrum.

April 15, 2011 - 5:41am

The Japanese trifecta of tragedy has some people rethinking risk-assessment models and catastrophic risk in general. And maybe those of us in aviation should as well.  After all, these models are only as good as the assumptions that are made about the likelihood of an event–or a series of events–occurring.

January 13, 2011 - 11:14am

Jeppesen added fatigue risk management (FRM) functionality to its Crew Management System suite, furthering its work to prevent and mitigate fatigue risk in crew planning and operation. According to the company, the FRM solution takes into consideration crewmembers’ predicted levels of fatigue when generating and maintaining crew schedules.

October 13, 2010 - 11:49am

At AEI’s 38th Annual Congress last month in Hamburg one of Europe’s leading regulators refused to support aviation industry whistleblowers. According to Robert Alway, a spokesman for Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) of The Netherlands, while many countries at least give lip service to protecting whistleblowers, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, Germany’s counterpart to the FAA, refused to support them. 

September 22, 2010 - 8:03am

By the time you read this, I hope the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Comair and the FAA have reached agreement and reinstituted the maintenance Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) at Comair. It’s a sad day indeed for air safety when a voluntary program with so much safety potential becomes the pawn in a labor-management disagreement and the FAA is unable or unwilling to mediate the dispute effectively.

May 21, 2010 - 5:56pm

Securus Escrow has been established as a new specialist escrow service aimed at bringing greater piece of mind and transparency to aircraft transactions. The London-based company is supported by aviation law firm Gates & Partners and can provide separate escrow accounts for clients with a leading UK bank.


March 30, 2010 - 5:35am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched RA Check, an FAA-endorsed flight-risk assessment tool (Frat) designed to consider the

March 11, 2010 - 11:13am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched RA Check, an FAA-endorsed flight-risk assessment tool (Frat) designed to consider the probability, severity and weighted value of 38 leading accident causal factors.

February 22, 2010 - 3:25pm

Borescopes R Us Sees Strong Start

February 19, 2010 - 5:23am

In response to the rash of helicopter accidents experienced over the past few years by the medical transport industry, the National Emergency Medical Services Pilots Association (Nemspa) has rolled out a new safety/risk assessment plan known as the “No Pressure Initiative.”

 
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