Aviation Safety

Iconic British Spitfire veers off runway, collides with parked aircraft - Report

British accident investigators have described an incident during which an iconic Spitfire Mk 26 veered off the runway and collided with another aircraft....


Aisha Alexander:“Safety is the real foundation of Aviation.”

Captain Alexander holds an extraordinary passion for flying and aviation safety and has carved out an impressive career that spans two decades....


Chinese regulator has major safety concerns about the Boeing 737 MAX

The Civil Aviation Administration of China still has major safety concerns about the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  ...


Vietnamese regulator tightens aircraft storage rules

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam issued new aircraft storage rules under which airlines are allowed to ground jets for no longer than a month.  ...


No conclusive answer on 23 people mysterious sickness mid-flight

Back in January 2018, United Airlines U.S.-bound flight N644UA made a U-turn and returned to Amsterdam after 15 passengers onboard had fallen sick, expressing similar symptoms. Two and a half years later, the Dutch Safety Board, tasked to find the root cause, revealed some of the findings, but found no definite answer on what caused the mysterious sickness....


Qantas flights near-miss incident caused by confusing taxiway

On April 28, 2018, two Qantas Boeing 737s were involved in a near-miss incident in Perth airport, Australia. As it was about to begin its takeoff run, one of the aircraft came within 15 meters from the other that had failed to stop at a holding point. In its final report, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the captain’s “incorrect mental model” of the airport taxiways and the design of the taxiway itself contribu...


What happened to aviation safety during pandemic? |Data

No prior event affected the aviation industry as much as COVID-19 pandemic did. Amount of flights plummeted as countries closed their borders. Logically, the amount of accidents should have followed. But did it?...


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...


The missing link to aviation safety

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