Saturday, May 26, 2012

AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING

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




In life, one makes decisions of various kinds, some routinely, and some after deliberate considerations. In aviation too, decision making is an essential pilot skill. While pre-flight situations are static in nature and under time pressure, inflight scenarios are constantly evolving and are dynamic in nature that needs immediate decisions and constant review.  The basic skill sets that a pilot need to fly the airplane safely can be categorised as :

Friday, May 25, 2012

DELIVERY OF CRITICAL DATA TO FLIGHT DECK

Srinivas Rao | 12:05 AM | | | | Best Blogger Tips

Anew flight data delivery solution for airlines developed jointly by teams at Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen and Boeing  Information Services slashes the time required to deliver and load vital flight data to an airplane. Application Data Enhanced Loading (ADEL) is a solution that reduces overall workload, network bandwidth requirements and costs associated with airline data operations. ADEL supports Boeing and Jeppesen Electronic Flight Bags.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

TCAP AN ALTITUDE CAPTURE ENHANCEMENT

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Agrowing sense of alarm over the rising incidents of mid-air collisions and near misses, brought about the introduction of TCAS and today the sky is far safer to fly  in.  However, this also brought about an unwelcome and recurrent side effect that of nuisance or operationally undesired RA commands.
An operationally undesired RA is one that is triggered during 1000 ft level off manoeuvres, while the crew is operating within clearances granted. This normally occurs when the vertical closure rates are high. This accounts for almost 50 % of RAs encountered in today’s environment.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BIODIESEL TRIAL BY VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

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Virgin group has always been at the forefront when it comes to emissions and pushing the boundaries to find solutions to contain emissions and be environment friendly.In a first for an Australian airline, Virgin Australia has launched a trial of environmentally-friendly biodiesel in its ground service equipment, according to press release by the airline.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A330 PASSENGER TO FREIGHTER PROGRAM

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According to Airbus press release today,Airbus, ST Aerospace and EADS EFW have finalised the agreement to establish the collaboration for the launch of the A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion programme. This follows the MoU announced at the Singapore Airshow in February this year setting out the project’s foundation and granting ‘Authorisation To Offer’ for the A330P2F.