Tag: aviation safety

UAE Takes Record for Aviation Safety Compliance

The UAE has achieved global recognition for their outstanding safety compliance with a 98.8% safety rating from the International Civil Aviation Organization. The operation of UAE’s aviation sector is a complex and extremely detailed process. A 98.8% score is an incredible achievement, but let’s look at it for what it truly means: a safer world. This score represents passengers traveling and coming home safely and the rigorous standards the UAE enforces in order to run at maximum efficiency.

The big question on everyone’s mind is “how”? How do you get to the top of the safety world? How could an operation so large run so well? Surely there’s an exhaustive amount of work to be done to ensure that the operation is safe from top to bottom, and the UAE’s infrastructure is near-perfect from local to national to international.  Their aviation infrastructure must have a system in place that helps them methodically enforce compliance.

If you’re looking for a recipe to greater compliance, there are some steps you can take to make your company an industry example. What the UAE has done has taken years of hard work, and they’ve earned their keep in the world of safety. Whether you work in the food industry, construction, or (of course) aviation, Field iD might be just what you’ve been looking for to bolster your safety efforts.

Safety Made Simpler with Field iD

It doesn’t matter whether your operation is local, national, or international; if you work in an industry full of hazards, safety should be your main concern. We’ve built Field iD, our mobile and PC safety platform, from the ground up to help you run things more efficiently and safely out in the field.

The UAE’s aviation sector, just like all other businesses, has to perform inspections and audits; it’s how they keep their planes air-ready and their operations consistent. With Field iD, health, pre-flight, and asset inspections could be performed with a tap or a click. Our up-to-date, industry-standard checklists are built from the ground up to give you the most detailed inspections with an intuitive and simple one-click system.

With our GPS-connected network, workers, supervisors, and management can stay in the know about their business activity; data on where work is being done, whether inspections have been completed, and where assets are is available at any given time.

98.8% is quite the goal when it comes to safety standards, but software like Field iD can help you get there. When you streamline the process, you can start seeing the big picture. When you see the big picture, you can change the way you run things.

Learn more about Field iD and see for yourself how it can help you run a safer, more efficient business.

Who should be responsible for aircraft safety inspections?

How safe would you feel sitting in your aircraft seat before takeoff and realizing that your airplane was self-certified by the manufacturer?

Probably not the best thing to think about right before this airplane soars into the sky, with you onboard.

According to The Hill, the FAA delegates airplane safety inspections to aircraft manufacturers. Under the self-certification process, airplane safety tests are supposed to be conducted to meet standards that are set by the FAA. The results then should be double-checked by the FAA before an airplane is ruled to be safe to fly.

For example, Boeing was extended the authority to self-certify its aircraft and aircraft technologies in 2009 and was involved in certification of its Dreamliner model that raised safety concerns earlier this year.

Today, this topic was debated by the U.S. lawmakers.  Read More

A crash test for safety and a policy for crews in the air

How far would you go to improve safety? If putting your safety processes to the test meant destroying equipment, would you do it? It may sound expensive, but it may also save lives.

NASA will definitely put safety to the test this week. On Wednesday, its researchers are going to “drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data.”

NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct this crash test. And interestingly, at the same time as the crash test was announced, FAA released its new policy to improve safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers.  Read More

Mixing mobile with aviation safety

Discussions about easing the use of electronic devices on board of the plane have been around for a while now and, according to ABC News, are going to culminate soon.

Under current rules, all passengers have to keep their electronic devices off until the plane reaches 10,000 feet. We blogged about FAA forming Industry Working Group to review safety of using mobile devices in the air. And on Friday the organization released an update on this issue.   Read More

Driving aviation safety success

Travelling by air is an integral part of our lives today. It’s the fastest option available, however the safety of air travel is worrisome for many of us. For some people, there’s something disturbing about flying, especially when you look out the window of an airplane and realize you are 6,213 miles above the ground…

The latest safety review of the aviation industry, though, has revealed some encouraging results for anyone who feels uncomfortable with gaining altitude.

We recently blogged that aviation safety in Canada reached a 10-year-high but the fact that, globally, flying on a commercial jetliner has never been safer is truly remarkable. And it’s exciting to look into the driving forces behind such safety success.   Read More

Remote sensors to increase safety in the skies

Sometimes safety in the skies involves new approaches with technology. And two government organizations are using special sensors to increase both safety and efficiency.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently teamed up to improve aviation safety. The federal and state governments introduced new technology helping pilots address inclement weather around Montrose Regional Airport in western Colorado.    Read More

How supercomputing meets the world of safety management

If you’re using technology such as smartphones, tablets and the web to manage safety compliance, chances are you’re conducting inspections and audits or other safety tasks faster than ever before. But even if you’re using the newest devices on the market, you’re moving at the speed of a snail compared to the world’s fastest supercomputer.

Don’t get us wrong, mobile devices are faster than ever. But hey, we’re talking about supercomputers today – and how they’re helping some organizations with safety management work.

This month, a new supercomputer named Titan took the number one spot on the Top 500 List of the world’s fastest supercomputers. We’re tech geeks, so we notice these kinds of things. Titan has over a half a million processors in it, which pretty much means you can’t even compare its speed to a mobile device. But we also like to have fun with the facts… Read More

Aviation safety reaches a 10-year-high

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that flying is safer than driving. Often that’s the first response offered to a person who expresses a fear or discomfort with air travel. But it’s even more comforting to learn that aviation is getting even safer as the years go by.

As reported by Ottawa Citizen, aviation safety in Canada has reached a 10-year-high. There’s been no shortage of criticism of aviation safety this year, but recent stats show that overall safety seems to be improving – at least when you count these numbers…    Read More

Choosing tablets or smartphones

We’re always looking for cool tech stats. It’s amazing to see how trends and markets are evolving, and most importantly, consider insights into what these changes will mean for safety professionals.

The article we found on TechCrunch describes Forrester’s latest report on mobile adoption in the enterprise and has some interesting findings we just had to share here on Modern Safety…    Read More

Can safety inspections prevent emergency landings?

A long flight can be a great experience, or it can be uncomfortable or even tense. For some, it’s a matter of small details like turbulence, in-flight food or service, and proximity to a window, aisle or washroom. To some frequent flyers, seating is the small detail that matters most. You might prefer a window seat, or you might want to be close to the exit for faster de-boarding.

There’s one thing about seating that probably never crosses your mind, but can have a huge effect on your in-flight experience. Inspections. Without inspections, a small problem with seating can quickly turn into a larger one. If the seat you’ve just buckled into wasn’t properly installed or isn’t regularly inspected, it might just pop loose during takeoff and lead to an emergency landing.

That scenario may sound unlikely, but it’s what happened on a few different planes this week.
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