Occupational safety and health

July 9, 2012 - 2:48pm

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has expanded its library of safety tools with 11 new documents for pilots, mechanics and operators. The tool kits and safety leaflets focus on four primary areas the team believes will help reduce helicopter accidents. These include safety management, training, maintenance and equipment/technology.

July 5, 2012 - 3:15pm

Forty of the 50 U.S. governors have signed proclamations recognizing the value of aviation to the national and their local, state economy, according to the Alliance for Aviation Across America. The majority of those proclamations–29–have specifically recognized the general aviation industry, which supports more than 1.2 million jobs and has a $150 billion economic impact in the U.S.

May 13, 2012 - 2:50pm

TAG Aviation (Stand 7020) was awarded the European Business Aviation Association’s prestigious Platinum Safety of Flight Award for 2012 yesterday. The award recognizes a European operator that surpasses 100,000 flight hours without incident or accident.

May 12, 2012 - 3:05pm

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) maintains that many safety challenges apply to the operation of all modern turbine aircraft, regardless of whether the logo on the tail is an airline’s or a corporation’s. The FSF is also no stranger to business aviation, organizing as it does each year in conjunction with NBAA the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar.

May 7, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) suspended the operations of Alligator Airways on May 3.

April 23, 2012 - 6:44pm

Flight risk assessment tools (FRATs) could help alleviate a common human-factors conundrum.

April 23, 2012 - 6:08pm

The FAA’s recent reinterpretation of crew rest guidance sparked a vigorous discussion at the Flight Safety Foundation Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar in San Antonio last week.

March 26, 2012 - 11:15am

Everyone agrees that airlines and major corporations need plans for deploying an emergency response in the event of an accident. The airlines, especially, are acutely aware of the intense media and regulatory scrutiny–and lawsuits–that follow any aviation disaster, especially one that involves substantial loss of life. All major airlines and large corporations have aviation accident response plans. Corporate counsel has seen to that.

March 2, 2012 - 3:30am
Gray Stone display

Most companies have various departments that answer to the executive suite, and these departments–with the exception of flight departments–generally use some kind of robust reporting system, according to Jim Lara, long-time business aviation pilot and consultant at Gray Stone Advisors. “We decided to develop a business aviation-based metrics package, customized for each operation.” The idea was to give the reporting executive the tools to make an effective presentation to top leaders with the same level of fidelity as reports from other business operating units.

November 12, 2011 - 9:40am

The Dubai Air Show will be the occasion for the first Gulf Aviation Training Event being held tomorrow and on Tuesday. The theme, “Averting the crisis: selection and training of Middle East-based flight crew for the next generation,” has attracted a number of prominent speakers.

 
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