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Why So Few Go-Arounds?

By JR Russell I’m sure that most readers of ProActive’s Safety Letter are generally familiar with the data regarding stable verses unstable flight approaches. The vast majority of approaches flown—approximately… Read More…

Threat and Error Management (TEM): A Critical Aviation Safety Discipline

The widely employed discipline of Threat and Error Management (TEM) got its start in 1994, having evolved from an observation form designed by the University of Texas Human Factors group… Read More…

The FAA’s new SMS mandate—what does proactive safety mean for all operators?

  As you’ve likely heard, the FAA recently announced a final rule requiring air carriers operating under 14 CFR part 121 to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS)… Read More…

“Minding the Store:” How Cockpit Automation Affects Flight Crews

Cockpit automation — and its management — is critical to optimal flight deck control. And, flight crews should be well-versed in flying aircraft using all levels of it, from raw… Read More…

Evidence-based Training Methods for Business Aviation Operators

Anticipating—rather than reacting to—safety threats to your aviation organization can be a tremendous boon to its successful operation. Establishing some “evidence-based” training protocols, such as the ones below, can help… Read More…

ProActive Safety Adds New Seminar Nov. 3-4

New Safety Seminar! Due to popular demand, ProActive Safety Systems has added another operational safety seminar for business aviation professionals. It will be an intensive, interactive two-day session. Plus, save… Read More…

CHECKLIST DISCIPLINE

If you have spent any time reading about aviation safety, you have likely seen Dr. James Reason’s “Swiss Cheese Model” which illustrates the defenses in place to prevent aircraft accidents. … Read More…

CLIMB / DESCEND VIA CLEARANCES AND PHRASEOLOGY

  Beginning April 3, 2014, ATC will implement “Climb Via” phraseology for departures consistent with existing “Descend Via” phraseology. This Safety Letter summarizes the changes and clarifications regarding “Climb Via”… Read More…

WRONG AIRPORT LANDINGS

  In recent months there have been several well publicized occurrences where transport aircraft have landed at the wrong airport. The aircraft were flown by professional, experienced crews and the… Read More…

SAFETY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  This issue of ProActive’s Safety Letter is about the creation and implementation of safety performance indicators as an important element of your Safety Management System. An operator must have… Read More…