The article on Passenger Pressure Management has been updated to include a Safety Notice from Robinson Helicopters and a great video they made.
How the pandemic has affected safety and security for the rotorcraft sector - 2021 NFOCUS Safety & Security - Time out with Peter Möller, Chairman of the EHA
Do you think it's fair to say the rotorcraft industry has continued to grow despite of the pandemic?
While we wouldn't say the rotorcraft sector has grown during the pandemic, it has on average held its position compared to the pre-pandemic situation and is very much diversified, said Peter Möller.
More in the article here:
Heat Waves Bring Thunderstorms!
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Safety starts on the ground at the flight planning stage.
If the weather is questionable, don't fly, divert or Land & LIVE.
Know and respect your and your aircraft's limitations and use all available resources including your eyes, technology, FIS and ATC.
PS Even birds avoid flying into these thunderstorm forming clouds:
The ATSB is reminding helicopter operators about the importance of considering skill consolidation processes when transitioning pilots to a new and technically different helicopter type
In a further step to improve rotorcraft safety by mitigating the risk of human error at the design stage and to better support the investigation of rotorcraft accidents and incidents, EASA published ED Decision 2021/010/R.
The introduction of systematic considerations related to Human Factors during the rotorcraft design process is expected to reduce the risk of design-related errors attributable to human factors that may lead to or contribute to an accident or incident.
With reference to investigation of rotorcraft accidents and incidents, certification specifications and acceptable means of compliance (AMCs) have been created or amended to:
support compliance with the operational rules requiring the recording of data link communications,
improve the serviceability of flight recorders and the audio quality of cockpit voice recorders (CVR) recordings, ensuring a better data analysis related to accidents or incidents.
These actions are part of the EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap and the systemic actions taken to improve aircraft tracking, rescue operations and accident investigation, as identified in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS 2021-2025).