Mission Aviation Fellowship
RAeS’ report assessing the Mental health challenge in civil aviation
May31

RAeS’ report assessing the Mental health challenge in civil aviation

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has published a paper on the mental health challenge to civil aviation safety, covering both psychosocial risk management and mental health. The paper explores the impact that mental health in aviation currently has within civil aviation. The RAeS’ Human Factors Wellbeing Working Group (HFW WG) paper highlights key areas of the civil aviation ‘eco-system’ that the Society says would be positively...

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Mind games for pilots
Aug22

Mind games for pilots

On the morning of the 24th March 2015 the scene on board the Germanwings Airbus A320 was about as normal as a scheduled airline flight can be. The flight had departed from Barcelona around 30 minutes earlier and just reached cruising altitude as it headed for Dusseldorf. Approaching the French coast the captain left the cockpit, in all probability for a toilet break. It was at this moment that the co-pilot set the autopilot for a...

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UK CAA publish Pilot Support Program guidance
Jan24

UK CAA publish Pilot Support Program guidance

The UK CAA has outlined a framework for an operator’s Pilot Support Programme (PSP). The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published an Opinion that will require all commercial operators to have a PSP in place by approximately August 2018 As part of a PSP, the UK CAA say that all pilots should receive education from medical professionals, with topics to be covered including: self-awareness; ranges of ‘normal’ behaviour and...

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Millennials vs Gen Z: What Aviation Recruiters Need to Know
Sep26

Millennials vs Gen Z: What Aviation Recruiters Need to Know

The aviation recruiting landscape has changed tremendously with the rise of Generation Z and Millennials. According to aviation employment consultants Aerviva Aviation Consultancy, it is critical for employers to comprehend the subtle differences between the two generations when hiring fresh talent. Work Values and Ambitions Millennials are born between 1981 and 1996 and were pioneers in the digital age. They witnessed the...

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