– Safety Manager Background The safety management profession in engineering was created for the purpose of managing risk through minimizing it to acceptable levels or eliminating it completely. Risk in engineering refers to the probability of occurrence of a failure, and the consequences of the failure. For instance, failure of engineering concepts or designs may result in property damage, injuries, fatalities, and even deaths. The probability of occurrence of failure in engineering is difficult to predict as it could be caused by operator errors, environmental effects, and mechanical failures….
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
– Abstract The Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) is part of the FAA’s Free Flight program which has been on going for the past 12 years in an attempt to enable controllers the means in which to manage airspace and reduce delays at airports safely and more efficiently. It uses flight plan information along with environmental concerns to aide controllers in sequencing arrivals at airports and makes recommendations for traffic patterns to aide in undue congestion. The TMA has boosted efficiency of the air traffic controllers and helped in fuel efficiency and safety for the airlines, passengers and crews….
Crisis Management – Malaysia Airlines
– a. On March 8 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was scheduled on a daily routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. This fight never happened. From some time and later on the air traffic control contact lost for unclear reasons. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight resulted the largest international search and media interest and attention in the last decades. Carrying 12 crew members from Malaysia and 227 passengers from 14 countries, the aircraft disappearance has remained an unresolved issue….
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions
– Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions In northern California this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unintentionally performed it’s first operational test of “free flight”; aviation without direct air traffic control. This was an unintentional experiment because it was a result of a total shut-down of the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Although Oakland is only the 16th busiest ARTCC, it’s responsible for the largest block of airspace of any ATC facility; 18 million square miles….
Professional Air Traffic Controller
– The seeds of the Professional Air Traffic Controller (PATCO) strike were sown long before the strike began on August 3, 1981. PATCO was founded in 1968, and from the beginnings of the union, its members hoped to improve their current work situation under the FAA. It is important to note that as a union composed of federal employees, PATCO was not allowed to go on strike or else suffer civil and criminal penalties. Between 1970 and 1980 PATCO was under the leadership of union president John F. Leyden, during this time PATCO made significant gains….