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Technology integration in the cockpit.

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I have scooped this photo to show where I would hope to be with my career in the next few years. My aim is to work closely with flight crew on the integration of technology into the cockpit. To assist pilots with situational awareness whilst avoiding information overload, thus creating a safer flying environment for all involved. Most of all getting passengers from A to B in the safest and most efficient means possible.


Virgin and Jetstar begin flying stranded passengers out of Bali

Virgin and Jetstar begin flying stranded passengers out of Bali with the safety threat from the volcanic ash cloud from Mount Raung abating for now.

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This article outlines some of the operational considerations when dealing with flight delays and disruptions. The eruptions of the Bali volcano caused widespread displacement of passengers, flight crew, cabin crew and aircraft. It quickly becomes a mammoth logistical puzzle to get everyone where they are meant to be in a timely and safe manor. 

I currently work within the Flight Operations department for a major airline. This article hints towards the hard work of the people on the ground trying to get the flying schedule back on track whilst keeping everyone safe in doing so. The article also touches on decisions made by management around the choice of aircraft to be sent to collect the stranded passengers. My short term aim within my work area is to move towards a role with greater responsibilities for ‘day of ops’ and long term strategical planning.

The error of our ways.

Flight Safety Australia looks back on ‘The error of our ways’, an article from March-April 2013 edition of the magazine, to revisit how human factors shape who we are and what bearing they have on aviation safety.


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Aviation is a varied field, maintenance, piloting, refuelling, catering and communications are just a few facets. Each area having its own set of unique OHS and Human factors issues. 

This article addresses the ability of the aviation maintenance environment to self manage their potential for error. The PEAR model is outlined as a useful tool to keep risks as low as possible.

Gender development – OpenLearn – Open University

Where do children get their ideas about boys and girls from? Robin Banerjee looks at the factors that lead to these gender stereotypes.

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Dr Robin Banerjee asks why very young children exhibit stereotyped ideas about gender roles. Research on the topic of  gender development in children has been followed through with factors that lead to gender stereotypes. This is relevant for me with relation to raising my children and also projecting into their futures.

The sky’s no limit for Qantas 767 fleet captain Georgina Sutton

Captain Georgina Sutton vividly remembers the day, nearly 25 years ago, when she received a life-changing phone call from Qantas Airways.

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Captain Georgina Sutton, what a role model!

She proves that hard work and tenacity will take you anywhere. She has navigated her way through a male dominated industry and landed herself one of the top jobs as not only Captain, but also Fleet Captain. She has since gone on to be appointed as Chief Pilot with Jetstar Airways in February 2015, the first female Chief Pilot for Jetstar.

The Fancy Tech Pilots Use to Keep Your Flight Turbulence-Free

Bumpy violent air is more than just annoying for passengers, it’s damaging and expensive for airlines. But new cockpit tech is helping pilots avoid it.

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This article touches on some technological advances that have been implemented into most commercial aviation cockpits in recent years. I have seen this implemented directly within the company I work for and I have seen the positive impact it has had on both pre-flight and in-flight planning. Some positives are increased situational awareness for flight crew, less paper and clutter in the cockpit, informed decision making on lateral and vertical navigation for fuel planning purposes as well as turbulence considerations.

Cockpit technology is still advancing and more gains can be expected over the coming years.