Archive for Airline Safety

787 declared a 777 variant by EASA for crew licensing

May 20, 2014 No Comments by

On Friday, 16 May 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) declared the Boeing 787 to be a 777 variant for crew licensing purposes.  The EASA Operational Evaluation Board recently met to discuss this 787/777 issue and agreed the 787 can be classified as a variant of the 777. For carriers like British Airways which […]

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Airlines, HIV/AIDS and the UAE: challenges facing crew

Feb 03, 2013 1 Comment by

© 2013 AIRLINE HUB BUZZ – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Airlines, HIV and the UAE: the challenges facing crew. The United Arab Emirates, in particular the Emirate of Dubai represents a true cosmopolitan metropolis of luxury hotels, high end fashion shopping and a true adventure playground for the world’s jetsetting crowd. It is quite easy to […]

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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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Airline ‘Safety Management Systems’ (SMS) and implications on “on time perfomance” – an analysis.

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Introduction  The financial and operational aspects of an airline’s way of doing business are obviously of critical importance. In order to have a sustainable operation, an airline must have a sound financial base and on an operational level it should strive to offer a consistent service which will make it a favourable option for the […]

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