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Be not a Fan but a Follower of these regions of risk safety nets

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Fan or Follower?

“Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect”— Captain A. G. Lamplugh, British Aviation Insurance Group, London. c. early 1930's.


Follow Procedures Training Launched!

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Follow Procedures Training Launched!

The FAA just posted the “The Buck Stops Here” web-based training on their human factors website. The training is not a new topic. The past few years, the FAA Maintenance Human Factors research team has been focusing on the challenge associated with procedural compliance in aircraft maintenance technical operations. Why is it so difficult to follow procedures? Why does procedural noncompliance remain as a significant contributing factor in most negative events in aircraft tech ops? What actions can alleviate this challenge?


Remember to Close the Latches.

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On November 30, 2018, an Airbus A320-214 operated by Frontier Airlines lost the fan cowl doors of engine no.2 upon takeoff from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, Nevada, USA. This incident was at least the 45th fan cowl door loss event involving an Airbus A320-family aircraft.



The Man Who Fell to Earth

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Extracted from the book: The one year book of amazing stories
Permission by Robert Petterson

What the Russians couldn’t do with their missiles, they tried to accomplish with rockets. The Cold War was heating up, and the Soviets were looking to score a propaganda coup. So they rushed Sputnik 1 to the launch pad in 1957.