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Maja Mandzikashvili

Who are US air marshals and how do they work?

Federal air marshals are often referred to as “quiet professionals” in the skies. They have been on American planes for more than 50 years, spending hours in the air to ensure passengers and plane cre...


Safety Risk Management; missing the biggest risk of all?

Safety Risk Management; missing the biggest risk of all? We’ve all been surrounded by the language and tools of risk ever since Safety Management Systems [SMS] came to the aviation industry. Fascinati...


AeroTime Team

The missing link to aviation safety

Technological improvements and advanced systems create safer aircraft. But what creates a safer pilot? ...


Valius Venckunas

Crew turned off alarms before bouncing Moroccan ATR 72 off water

Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Craft & Social Economy published a report on Royal Air Maroc Express ATR 72-600 CN-COH, which suffered damage on 9 July 2018 while approaching Al Hoceima, Morocco. The aircraft struck Mediterranean sea after the crew turned off Terrain Avoidance and Warning System (TAWS) believing it to be faulty....


AeroTime Team

British Airways Boeing 747 crash with truck in Heathrow: Report

Back in December 2019, a British Airways Boeing 747, carrying 328 passengers and 17 crew onboard, was approaching a parking stand in London Heathrow Airport (LHR), when it collided with a fuel transfer vehicle. Now, British authorities have published their findings into what they deemed “serious incident”. ...


AeroTime Team

Three take-aways of Emirates A380 flight EK131 incident

It took three attempts for Emirates A380 pilots to land the superjumbo in Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow, back in September 2017. While the flight crew did not see two go arounds as an extreme situation, the authorities did. They classified the occurrence as a ‘serious incident’, highlighting that the double-decker, carrying 448 people onboard, was dangerously close to even bigger problems, as it went below minimum altitude...


AeroTime Team

Disoriented contractor prompts A300F takeoff abort in Heathrow

A driver, who became disoriented, accidentally entered a runway in London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), prompting the air traffic control to abruptly cancel takeoff clearance for EAT Leipzig A300 freighter. British aviation authority has now released a report into a runway incursion incident in February 2019....


SMS Takes The Pressure Off Your Busy Schedule

After several years of SMS, the time is now for airlines and airports to embrace SMS and for SMS to be managed by experts in the field. There are many who will take on the title as SMS Manager, or Dir...


Ruta Burbaite

Drunk JAL 1st officer exposes Japan’s pilot drinking problem

The Japanese pilot who was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) on October 28, 2018, for being close to 10 times over the alcohol limit is just a cherry on top of reported cases where Japanese airline pilots had failed to board scheduled flights due to excessive drinking. ...


AeroTime Team

Opinion: Stop blaming pilots – bypassing the rules can save lives

The narrative of finding blame in the actions of individual pilots has been challenged in recent times by those who argue we should look at the word as a series of complex systems....