Archive for October, 2012

Aviation safety: Is ‘human error’ a symptom of system failure, not the cause?

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments by

Introduction – Human Factors and Human Error  Dan Maurino’s statement that ‘Human error is the symptom of system failure, not the cause’ whilst simplistic and succinct in it nature, conveys a pervasively strong meaning in relation to Human Factors. In trying to understand the causes of why humans react the way they do and why […]

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Alitalia 767s leave the fleet

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments by

After 18 years service, Alitalia will operate its last 767-300 flight as AZ845 27OCT12 Lagos(LOS)-Rome Fiumicino(FCO). AZ’s 767s when they first arrived back in 1994 were actually Australian registered (rego’s VH-ITA and VH-ITB) under a wet-lease arrangement with Ansett Worldwide Leasing/Nordstress. Tech and Cabin crew were recruited in Australia and subsidiary company “Alitalia TEAM” was […]

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Airline Crew Resource Management Systems

Oct 22, 2012 No Comments by

Airline Crew Resource Management Systems and its Applications – by Airline Hub Buzz © 2007 Introduction and Background  The resources of an organisation, in particular the human resources, can be viewed as the critical ‘driving force’ which makes the organisational operational. The aircrew of an airline are vital and integral components and the effective management […]

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Air Canada flight crew helps Australian search and rescue crew

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Air Canada flight AC33 which left on the 14th of October operating a scheduled non-stop service between Vancouver and Sydney assisted an Australian search and rescue team this morning. A distress signal was received 273 nautical miles from Australia’s eastern seaboard of a yacht which was sinking. The Air Canada Boeing 777 aircraft was closest […]

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Inflight Services Management – The interfaces between the airline and the service provider

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Inflight Services Management – The interfaces between the airline and the service provider. – by Airline Hub Buzz, © 2007. Introduction – The Inflight Services Industry and its main features The ever increasing complexity in the airline industry, particularly in relation to on board passenger services, has greatly impacted the functions of the inflight services […]

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