Occupational safety and health

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.

February 24, 2011 - 7:15am

Certainly the news that there were no U.S. airline passenger fatalities in 2010 is cause for reflection and, yes, some self-congratulation by all those who made it possible. From airline and manufacturers’ boardrooms to the 10th floor of 800 Independence Avenue, congratulations are in order.

December 29, 2010 - 5:42am

A new year brings new wishes for aviation safety. Or, in some cases, a ­renewal of old wishes from years past. It’s no small feat to strive to constantly improve an already enviable aviation safety record. But strive we must if we are to eliminate potential safety problems that in the right combination could bring down an aircraft or otherwise come together to cause injury or loss of life.

October 27, 2010 - 11:18am

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 20, 2010 - 2:08pm

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 20, 2010 - 1:25pm

Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 6763) has formed a “green team dedicated to improving business practices and educating team members with the goal of reducing the company’s impact on the environment.”

“The benefits of making ‘green’ decisions are good for us and for those who will follow us,” said Jeannine Falter, Duncan vice-president of business development and green team facilitator.

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 29, 2010 - 11:26am

The June morning was already hot at Addison Airport, Texas, when the wail of emergency sirens pierced the air. As rescue workers dragged the casualties from the large-cabin jet, fire pumpers sent sprays of water toward the aircraft. Emergency medical technicians set up a triage unit nearby to determine the extent of the injuries, and ambulances were quickly loaded and dispatched to area hospitals.

August 29, 2010 - 6:59am

Aviation safety is once again under scrutiny in Latin America after the fatal crash of Aires Airlines’ Boeing 737-700 on San Andrés Island on August 17. The accident resulted in one fatality and more than 100 injuries among the 127 passengers and crew when the Colombian airliner crashed upon landing during severe weather.

May 25, 2010 - 7:01am

Several of the most influential corporate aviation organizations offer specific tools to assist in implementation of SMS programs, according to John Sheehan, audit manager for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). In addition to the IBAC’s Risk Analysis Guidelines, he listed the organization’s booklet “SMS Tools” for achievement of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).

 
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