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Colgan in Buffalo: Pilot error or Inadequate Training?

Can Commercial Airlines Achieve ‘One Level Of Safety’By Embarking on a Program of ‘One Level of Training’:What is the Relationship Between Training and Safety in Commercial Air Operations? By Captain Paul Miller and Captain David Williams The paper looks at … Continue reading

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Safety and Training

Are safety and training related? If so, how?

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Comair Layoffs

Comair Expects Furloughs of up to 100 Pilots Starting in September in Wake of Service Cuts (AP, July 9) Comair expects to furlough up to 100 additional pilots between September and the end of the year in the wake Delta’s … Continue reading

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Safety is Local

Why is being local an important aspect of any safety program? The answer is quite simple: the owner of an asset has the most vested interest in preserving the assets by a safety program. Government and other organizations do have … Continue reading

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Air France 447, Airbus 330, Rio to Paris 1 June

First Published 1 June, but inadvertently deleted. It has been edited and re-posted today along with the accompanying comments. Thanx. Paul Miller The Weather Channel displayed an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) satellite shot of the area at the time of … Continue reading

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Expensive Investigation? Better Operating Alternatives?

What are the costs now being incurred by Brazil, France, Air France, Airbus and all other parties to the AF447 disaster? Ever thought of that? My estimation is that more than $500 million will be spent in the next 2-3 … Continue reading

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Safety Riddle

Safety Riddle: Does the mishap cause the hazard to occur or does the hazard cause the mishap to occur? According to the FAA, Congress and airline transport associations safety experts, every thing is fine, until every thing is not fine. … Continue reading

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A Continuing Conversation

How can aviation safety be viewed as a continuing conversation, and not just get media attention after a crash or near miss?Leeanna Pletcher

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Challenges

Well Paul, a worthy initiative for sure. At least you got me curious, particularly about how we aregoing to get to a useful forecast. And also about how we will get investments in effort (andperhaps even money) going in anticipation … Continue reading

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American Airlines at Little Rock

Lets discuss American Airlines at Little Rock. What were the dispatcher duties when the aircraft approached the field, with major thunderstorms in the vicinity?

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