Thales leading new DGAC & EASA flight safety requirement consortium
Apr08

Thales leading new DGAC & EASA flight safety requirement consortium

Thales has formed a consortium with ENAC, l’ENS Paris-Saclay, Simaero, AviaSim and Corsair to develop a tooled methodology for evaluating pilot behaviour under the PERCEVAL project (Pilot bEhaviouR and CompEtency EVALuation). The consortium brings together the expertise of all the stakeholders in the airline pilot training community, including airlines, training centres, civil aviation schools, and public and private research...

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UK CAA publishes new Safety Sense Leaflet
Jan17

UK CAA publishes new Safety Sense Leaflet

This month the UK Civil Aviation Authority  (CAA) has issued its latest Safety Sense Leaflet (SSL) for the general aviation community, providing a guide on occurrence reporting. The CAA advises that reporting is an important element of improving aviation safety and is often a legal requirement. Occurrence reports are submitted to the UK CAA via the ECCAIRS portal. The CAA reviews reports and determines if any follow up action is...

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Upgrade your preflight inspection
Jan04

Upgrade your preflight inspection

The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) resident airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic Carlo Cilliers shares some tips to help improve your aircraft pre flight inspection. The mechanic highlights some simple checks that can be added to any pre flight inspection that are ideal for aircraft owners and pilots of rental aircraft...

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Sleeping pilots and other flight safety concerns highlighted in new TV documentary
Dec11

Sleeping pilots and other flight safety concerns highlighted in new TV documentary

‘Omerta above the clouds’ is a documentary exposing flight safety concerns amongst pilots and cabin crew working for European airlines. The documentary released by Dutch broadcast organisation BNNVARA, paints a disturbing picture of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and its political overseer, the EU Commission, accusing them of failing to address safety concerns due to being unduly influenced by economic pressures from...

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CAA electronic carbon monoxide trial findings
Sep01

CAA electronic carbon monoxide trial findings

The UK CAA has completed a 12-month trial on the use of electronic carbon monoxide detectors in general aviation (GA) aircraft and has recently published its findings. The CAA reports that feedback gained from the 12-month trial, combined with a review of CAA mandatory occurrence reporting (MOR) data, suggests the risk of CO exposure remains a persistent background threat throughout the year and is somewhat elevated during cold...

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