Aviation Work-As-Done

Contact twice

Reading our clearance from top to bottom, we were a bit surprised to read that the next frequency was 127,780 while the line below mentioned contacting 121,730 first. Also, look how easy it is to…

Aviation Work-As-Done

The Crew briefing sheet

Many airlines provide their crews with a so-called ‘crew briefing sheet’, a printed page containing all relevant information concerning your mission: departure and arrival times, flight numbers, number of foreseen passengers, etc. This simple page…

Aviation

Sorry, wrong menu

Take a look at this operational notice to the cabin crew. Apparently, the printed on-board menus are wrong and therefore passengers aren’t getting what they suppose to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nevertheless, due…

Aviation

Hugging the wall

First story The┬áRoyal Canadian Air Force┬árecently revealed that its dedicated CC-150 Polaris VVIP aircraft also referred to as Can Force One, suffered a serious accident while undergoing maintenance nearly two months ago and isn’t scheduled…

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Using colours in manuals

One of the key pedagogic recommendations is to present training material using meaningful colours. So why does Airbus uses grey and white images to depict real-life colour screens? It is confusing and doesn’t help to…

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Landing point

The Operations Manual (OM) describes the company procedures regarding touch-down point i.e. where pilots have to land. Touchdown should be achieved at 1000ft (300m) beyond the threshold. It couldn’t be much clearer. To help pilots…