A fault in the battery can cause a fire. Even if a fire starts elsewhere, a lithium battery makes for formidable fuel. When a fire spreads from cell to cell within a lithium-ion battery, it can burn at 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.
It appears a new approach should be tried in solving the recent passenger gun problem. Safety risk assessment (SRA) uses a risk based methodology to examine the range of risks encountered every day and using the risk and hazard process.
Blue Grass Airport is leasing a Cork & Barrel retail bourbon store beyond the security checkpoint. Passengers will be able to buy and travel with alcohol in their carry-on bags… A catalyst for mayhem?
On December 9, EASA proposed new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness, most of which seem to be correct. However, there might be some ambiguities that need to be resolved and refined.
2016 is set to be one of the safest years in aviation history. Our industry should be proud, but what may be the causes and how can we do better?
Pre-flight safety briefings are using Hollywood-like productions designed to grab the passengers’ attention, a good thing, but some of the extravaganzas may not have delivered the full measure of the critical message.
The FAA recently accepted the SMS program developed for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. A remarkable achievement reflecting a 5 year cooperative project by the carrier and the FAA. Explaining the impact of SMS points would reveal the positive upside.
Emirates Airlines experienced a potentially horrific accident. While it is way too early to speculate causes, it is appropriate to use this disaster as a learning opportunity.