Feb 20 2021 Denver United B-777 Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 Turbo Jet Fan Section Engine Failure: FAA Safety Failure as Well? This WAS NOT The First PW-4000 Fan Failure

The Safety Purpose is to prevent dangerous events from reoccurring by eliminating the hazard(s) that caused the initial mishap. But does it appear that the FAA regulators have once again failed at the Safety Purpose? Denver United B-777 with engine failure appears to have been powered by the Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 high bypass rationContinue reading “Feb 20 2021 Denver United B-777 Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 Turbo Jet Fan Section Engine Failure: FAA Safety Failure as Well? This WAS NOT The First PW-4000 Fan Failure”

MH 370 and UPS 6 near Dubai, 2010: Same Mishap Repeated?

When UPS 6 crashed near Dubai in the evening of September 3, 2010,  (http://www.gcaa.gov.ae/…/2010-Interim%20R.) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6) the crew had been in a battle for their lives for about 20 minutes. Upon first realizing cargo area temperatures were rising and that smoke and fumes were entering the cockpit, the crew made a turn towards a divert field,Continue reading “MH 370 and UPS 6 near Dubai, 2010: Same Mishap Repeated?”

Asiana 214: Cultural Issues, Fatigue or a need for better Stabilized Approach and Go Around Procedures?

Culture issues, fatigue and other human factors of every type are and will continue to be amongst the most serious safety hazards, risks or challenges for the foreseeable future in commercial aviation. In the very open cultures of North America there may be a tendency to see cultural issues not only as a non-typical factor,Continue reading “Asiana 214: Cultural Issues, Fatigue or a need for better Stabilized Approach and Go Around Procedures?”

Commercial Airline Board Mishap Investigations: Are There Other Conclusions from which We Can Learn and Improve the Commercial Safety Record?

One of the subjects of this blog is Major Commercial Airline Board Mishap Investigations, One of the objects of this blog is to seek alternative analyses, conclusions and recommendations that could be reached. The sole purpose of seeking and reaching these alternative analyses, conclusions and recommendations is to improve commercial aviation safety, for the purposeContinue reading “Commercial Airline Board Mishap Investigations: Are There Other Conclusions from which We Can Learn and Improve the Commercial Safety Record?”