22 March What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us? March 22, 2019 An Ex Committee of Management member explained recently that he only reads the Insight pieces from the President and that “no one gives a shit about Safety & Technical”. That was more than disappointing given how much effort the Safety and Technical team (representatives, staff and consultants) put in and have achieved over the last few years. I was reminded of the scene from the “Life of Brian” when Reg (John Cleese) asks “What have the Romans ever done for us?”. Read more>> Related Posts What Is A VSS? When I start talking about the VSS to pilots, usually the first response is: “What is a VSS?” Read more>> Lithium Ion Batteries: What You Should Know Mark Rogers, IFALPA Dangerous Goods (DG) Committee Chairman discusses the issues and concerns related to the transport of lithium ion batteries as cargo. Read more>> UNSW Wings Night 2019 As anyone who’s ever completed a course of training knows, when that final exam is done, the sense of relief is pretty much second-to-none. Whether a short or a long course, we almost always never forget that final day, or the sense of achievement that goes along with it. Read more>> Low Vis Operations in Sydney Only a few years ago, fog at Sydney Airport would have resulted in mass diversions to Brisbane, Canberra and even Melbourne. So what has changed, enabling most aircraft to land in low visibility conditions? The answer is that installation of truncated (shortened) High Intensity Approach Lighting System (HIALS) together with an upgrading of the Instrument Landing Systems (ILSs) and airfield lighting has allowed aircraft to land with an RVR as low as 300m. Read more>> Your Voices Heard at the IFALPA Aircraft Design & Operation (ADO) Committee Meeting On 5 June 2019, 33 IFALPA committee members from all over the world, including observers from Airbus and Embraer, and the IFALPA Executive Vice-President Technical & Safety Standards, converged in Bangkok to discuss current issues and develop positions of influence in our ever-evolving industry. Read more>> An Account of the IFALPA Conference Berlin 2019 The yearly gathering of the world’s pilots from all across the globe took place in Berlin for the 74th International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) conference. The conference opened with a full day Global Pilot Symposium run by pilot representatives of the three largest Alliances being Oneworld, STAR Alliance and Skyteam. Here the current issues facing pilots all over the globe are discussed and debated in a panel format. And whilst change is ever constant in this industry, some elements do stay the same such as the threat to typical pilot employment models, Trans National Pilot Groups, and pilot unity. Read more>> Comments are closed.