Category Archives: Safety

Risk management

Flying safely in the 21st century requires more effort than « those » glorious years gone by. Flying, certainly the best way to live and the best leisure activity one can imagine. It should not be undertaken  like grabbing one’s golf bag and running out of the house, free for a few hours. Ignoring science and good… Read more »

Pilot fatigue and rest

The incident investigation report of a Sunwing B-737 in Belfast (EGAA, 2017) brings once again a perennial problem ever so neglected by Canadian authorities. The flight was operated by a Canadian crew. Soon, I will discuss the reported aspect and procedures for take-offs using reduced thrust. What strikes my mind this morning when reading the… Read more »

Lion Air Accident

The recent accident of a B-737 Max taking off Jakarta brings once again the perspective of technology into the human factors alley. We always, as humans, wish to point the blaming finger at one cause for an accident. This makes things simple and well set in a neat compartment of our mind. Now, Boeing a… Read more »