Emergency Maintenance, Drugs and Alcohol

16 Feb 17
The U.S. DOT is proposing to add four opioids—hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to FAA’s drug testing requirements for certain commercial pilots, aircraft mechanics and other covered employees. In my ...

Error-Capturing Strategies and System Design

14 Feb 17
Building error tolerance, error mitigation, and error-capturing strategies into our systems should be one of the most important outputs of safety management.  These strategies are a hallmark of good system design. ...

Threat & Error Management

11 Nov 16
Threat and error management (TEM) is not new; we’ve been practicing it at some level for decades, and it occurs in just about every flight operation, every maintenance operation, and in ...

My Organizational Accident

8 Sep 16
My Organizational Accident On January 06, 1996, Convair 440 N358SA crashed while on approach to Spokane International Airport (KGEG). The aircraft was being re-positioned under Part 91 from Deer Park AZ ...