Showing posts with label FATIGUE MANAGEMENT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FATIGUE MANAGEMENT. Show all posts

Sunday, May 13, 2012

AIRCRAFT END-OF-LIFE

Capt G R Mohan | 12:05 AM | | | | Best Blogger Tips



Where do aircraft go when they die? The global aviation sector is expanding at a rapid pace and by 2050; the industry could be handling some 16 billion travellers and 400 million tons of cargo annually. At some stage, maintenance, repair and upgrading become uneconomic and at this point the owner will consider taking the aircraft out of service. It is estimated that over 9,700 aircraft are to be permanently retired or withdrawn from service over the next 20 years. In many cases the retired airframe will contain valuable components and parts that can be returned to 
service.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MISPLACED PRIORITIES

Capt G R Mohan | 2:23 PM | | | | | Best Blogger Tips

On Time Performance, is an Organizational culture that prioritized mission execution over aviation safety. Passengers, indeed, need to be assured that their travel schedule will be adhered to and delays avoided. At what cost?
History is replete with many instances of gross violation by crew and other support staff in resorting to shortcuts and breach of standard company procedures and protocols in the name of On Time Performance.