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BEA report on Airbus A340 incident on 22 July 2011 over North Atlantic Ocean

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The Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile (BEA) has released a report on the incident with an Air France Airbus A340-313 on 22 July 2011 over the North Atlantic Ocean. The Airbus took off from Caracas-Maiquetía … Read the rest of this entry

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Air France Flight 447 Investigation: Pilots Not Properly Trained to Fly the Airbus A330?

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The Airbus A330 has one of the most sophisticated automated piloting systems in the airline industry, but the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 has some experts saying that the pilots weren’t adequately trained to handle the plane in … Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Strategic Plan 2012/2013

ICATEE has defined its strategy for 2012/2013. The strategic plan outlines the proposed way forward for ICATEE. It provides a brief overview of the safety threat, the approach and methodology ICATEE has taken in identifying and analyzing the training deficits, … Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Annual Report 2012

During the past year, ICATEE has made significant progress towards achieving consensus on how to train commercial airline pilots to mitigate upsets, and the production of the initial deliverables. We have also supported two FAA-led Aviation Rulemaking Committees for the … Read the rest of this entry

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Stall Prevention Requires a Combined Set of Skills

Investigators have found that the crew of a QantasLink Boeing 717 with roughly 100 passengers experienced stick shaker activation during a 2010 flight on two of three approaches, because of pilot error prior to takeoff. The flight was out of … Read the rest of this entry

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New Guidelines Coming for Stall Training

Now the leading cause of airliner hull losses and fatalities, loss of control is driving improvements in training to help pilots recognize and recover from aircraft upsets in flight. Stall is the number-one cause of upsets leading to loss of … Read the rest of this entry

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“When Disaster Threatens, Instinct Can Be a Pilot’s Enemy”

In the wake of the Air France crash over the Atlantic in 2009, the aviation industry is realizing that many pilots are not adequately trained to overcome impulsive reactions during a loss of control. The New York Times has posted … Read the rest of this entry

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NTSB Chairman Cites Loss of Control In-Flight as a Primary Threat to Air Safety

The video below shows the recorded opening remarks to the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Flight Simulation Group meeting on 9 November 2011 in London, UK. The NTSB chairman encourages the enhancement of flight simulator technology and the prioritization of mitigating the … Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Meeting and Aviation Safety Conference in London

The forthcoming ICATEE meeting in London, which will be held on 7 and 8 November, will focus on creation of the deliverables to ICAO. The main thrust will be the manuals for pilots, instructors, regulators and operators, as well as … Read the rest of this entry

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Strong ICATEE Presence During the EASA Conference on Maintaining Control

On 4 and 5 October, EASA (The European Aviation Safety Agency) held a conference entitled “Staying in Control – Loss-of-Control Prevention & Recovery”. The meeting was attended by over 250 delegates from the global aviation community to meet and share … Read the rest of this entry

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