Airline Safety and You

Travel by air remains one of the safest methods of travel available. The airlines have a much greater safety record than that of automobile drivers. We hear more about an airline crash than we do of car crashes because of the number of people that are involved.

Even with their great safety record, here are some things that you can do that will help to keep you safe while in the air. Carry on as little baggage as possible. Even properly secured bags can become flying projectiles during an accident.

As you board the plane, look for the emergency exits. If your seat is by one of the exits, in case of emergency, you will be the person to open the door and throw out the exit slide. If you do not have the strength to open the door, you should ask the flight attendant for another seat.

As soon as you take your seat, fasten your seat belt. Do not remove the seat belt during the flight, even if the fasten seatbelt sign is turned off. Most people are now comfortable in seat belts and do not need to remove them for the short duration of most flights.

After boarding the plane, while waiting for takeoff, look in the seat pocket in front of your seat for the emergency information card. Read the card and become very familiar with the procedures. Watch closely as the flight attendants make their pre-flight demonstrations. Even though you may have seen the demo hundreds of times before, watch each time like it is the first time you have ever flown.

If you must get out of your seat and go to the restroom on the plane, wait until the beverage cart is not between you and the restroom. Use the seatbacks as handgrips as you walk down the aisle. Avoid standing in line outside of the restroom if at all possible. When you return to your seat, fasten the seatbelt once again.

Once the plane has landed, keep your seatbelt on until the fasten seatbelt sign is turned off once the plane is docked. Allow the line of people that have to get off the plane immediately to go ahead while you remain comfortably seated in your place. Be aware of people taking luggage out of the overhead compartments. You do not want something falling out and hitting you on the head. Once the line has cleared out, stand up and carefully remove your carryon bags that have been stowed away. Watch your step as you exit the plane.

Hopefully at this point, you have just enjoyed another safe flight.

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Taking Aviation Safety to the Next Level

It would appear, rather incongruously that air travel gets safer the more planes and passengers there are whizzing around in the skies. In 2001, for example, there were 200 commercial( 6 + passengers ) air accidents involving 1,534 fatalities and yet, in 2010, by when aircraft numbers had grown substantially, these figures had fallen to 130 and 1,103 respectively. In fact, over the last 5 years, total air passenger movements are forecast to have grown 29% from 2.13 billion to 2.75 billion in 2011 so air travel is getting relatively safer in a major way.

Of course, technological advances have a lot to do with today’s superb safety levels but the human contribution can never be underestimated. It is the teams of accident investigators working in conjunction with aircraft designers and engineers who ultimately ensure that flying gets progressively safer year after year. For their part, the inspectors and surveyors at aviation regulators like the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority also play a vital role in checking the airworthiness of both aircraft and their crews on a regular basis.

Many people may be under the impression that the CAA is full of experienced aircraft engineers who just go there to wind down prior to retirement. The reality couldn’t be further removed from this perception. The organisation is known across the globe for its world class abilities and, in order to maintain these standards, it makes a huge effort to recruit and retain highly competent and able people with an invaluable blend of experience and innovative ideas.

All the accumulated knowledge of the aviation industry since its inception is there to be found under one roof and it is continually being augmented by the cross-fertilisation of ideas.

George Monteiro is typical of the licensed aircraft engineers who now work for the CAA. He surveys aircraft and oversees log-book history to ensure they are fully compliant and up to date with procedures.

“The biggest challenge is learning to manage your own time,” he says. “There’s so much and such a variety of things to do. One day there might be the excitement of getting a new aircraft straight from the factory and having to make sure it meets all approved modifications – but it’s just as exciting meeting your daily objectives and your overall goal, which is primarily to regulate air safety.

“In doing so you appreciate what great people you’re working with. When you evaluate an aircraft and there’s nothing wrong with it, it shows that the person before you – and the person before that person – is doing an amazing job!

“That’s the key,” he enthuses. “Yes, the job does a lot for you, but it’s also about what you can do for the job – taking safety to the next level.”


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Jeja Prove Safety Led Lighting “aircraft Carrier”

Illumination Industry is the most energy-saving environmental protection, and longevity effects of new technology industries, enterprises are strongly attracted deep eyes and grab this new industry for the “commanding heights” of the generous input.

Reporter with the city government research group to Shenzhen JEJA Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. was informed that the site visit, has been engaged in development of LED lighting products 6 years the company last month to integrate the original LED division, expansion, decided to the establishment and operation of investment 100 million yuan a professional LED lighting company?? JEJA Century Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., fully bigger and stronger green energy saving LED lighting industry, generous LED lighting to create world-class aircraft carrier-class enterprises, and strive to market as quickly as possible, become a bright LED lighting “Shenzhen card.”

High power LED lighting to fill gaps

Was established in March 1999 of JEJA Electronics Industry Co., Ltd., is a city focused on research and development of digital consumer electronic products manufactured in a high-tech enterprise. 10 short years, the company has formed a small mobile digital LCD TV, car audio products, video intercom building products, Intelligent Community System equipment, high power LED lighting products based diversified product mix. Currently, JEJA developed products has covered 34 provinces cities and exported to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, Middle East and Southeast Asia more than 80 countries and regions, with annual sales of several million dollars. 80 years from the last century began to engage in electronic products in Shenzhen manufacturing JEJA founder, chairman and Feng Shui Hing, also known as the “father of small household electrical appliances.”

Feng Shui Hing told reporters, as an early entry into LED applications Shenzhen R & D and production enterprises, JEJA LED lighting industry in the continued application of technology to solve problems in the field, while the layout has formed three series of products, and developed up to 150-watt high power LED lights, filled a big gap with the industry.

More than 40 patent applications It is reported that, in the LED lighting products, JEJA through hard work and technical innovation, efficient LED lighting capture the biggest technical challenges?? Cooling problem, LED chip package thermal silver in the superconducting copper platinum on the successful High-power LED package to solve the heat, the two multi-chip parallel technical problems, the first to bring multi-crystalline single LED package module of the high-power LED optical lamp. At present, the company has successfully launched such as from 5-150W high power LED light bulb wattage. LED power supply in the development, JEJA also after long-term R & D and testing, research and development success with the LED light source that matches the LED drive power supply (transformer), relying on its own brand of efficient, durable and constant-current transformer, true to LED Lighting “Energy saving, environmental protection, long life” and other lighting features into reality. JEJA independent research and development of such a transformer, has been to enter the European market, EMC, CE certification.

“As of March, JEJA applications in LED lighting has applied for 40 patents, of which nearly 10 have been authorized. Rely on self-patented technology, we have successfully resolved the LED thermal conductivity, heat dissipation, and the formation of 8 series, 200 variety of LED products. “JEJA century to introduce optical self-confidence, general manager of Ping Weisheng, national ministries and Shenzhen has made public a variety of preferential policies to support the development of LED lighting industry, this has already mastered the core technology and a large number of LED intellectual property rights JEJA future development, bringing new opportunities. It was also revealed that JEJA LED Lighting Has been widely used in highway (street), subway, tunnel, mine, national defense, construction, shopping malls, urban landscape lighting, and many other fields, and occupy a certain market share in domestic and foreign lighting.

Generous exclusion heavily invested 100 million yuan

Reporter learned that technology reached the international advanced level JEJA LED lights are now in volume into the United States, Canada, Spain, India and other countries. Recently, the company reached with the Brazilian procurement groups Cooperation Agreement, will be in Brazil to promote a large number of LED lighting products. In domestic sales, JEJA established direct sales, multi-level Proxy Three-dimensional business sales model, and the construction of a large number of LED lighting and home lighting projects, and Anhui and Hunan provinces have been established over many projects and cooperation.

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Aviation Technicians Ensure Plane Safety

Without aviation technicians, planes would be unsafe. These Aviation Technicians , who specialize in avionics, test, maintain, and produce aviation electronics that include jet engines, navigation systems, weather radar systems, flight pattern systems, radio communication devices and flight-control circuitry. The installation of electronics devices, their calibration, and their testing are all critical to the success of any aviation endeavour. Many avionics technicians specialize in one area of expertise, such as microcircuit television microscopy, oscilloscope review or computerized guidance systems.

Avionics technicians are employed across the country, primarily at major airports. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the field will grow by 10 percent by 2016, about the average for all occupations.

At Centennial College, those who are interested in this field can attend the aviation technician program, where they will be trained in skills from basic electronics to sophisticated avionic systems used in modern aircraft. There is an admissions process for entry into the program that requires those who are interested to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or General Education Development or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. They must also have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment or equivalent and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment or equivalent.

What can students expect from the Centennial College aviation technician program? First and foremost, there is a strong hands-on component by way of time spent in a facility that is equipped with the latest modern tools currently being used in the industry. This facility is housed in on Ashtonbee Campus, the largest transportation centre in the province. The hands-on portion of the aviation technician training is rounded out by maintenance servicing practices and procedures.

In addition to outstanding facilities are seasoned teachers, guest speakers and panelists who come in to share their personal stories and lecture about industry-related topics. This occurs in a variety of courses such as: Piston Engines and Propellers (student learn about piston engines, including construction, characteristics, components, accessories, lubrication, ignition systems and operation fundamentals), Theory of Flight (students master principles of flight, including atmosphere, aircraft aerodynamics/control and stability and high-speed flight), Avionics Installation Practices (students study basic avionics installation practices through lectures and with hands-on practice of both VHF Communication and VHF Navigation systems), and many others.

Designed to prepare students as Aviation Technicians, the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program is both approved by Transit Canada and certified by the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council. Due to the serious nature of a career in aviation, students must achieve a minimum C grade in all courses to graduate. Please note that Transport Canada accreditation requires both a minimum B grade in every course and an absentee rate of less than five per cent of the total program hours. Graduates who meet attendance requirements, project completion requirements, and attain 70 per cent in each course, are granted up to 18 months credit towards their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence (E rating).

Jason wrote this article. He details the job of Aviation Technicians who specialize in avionics and describes Centennial College’s program, which includes courses such as Flight Theory and Avionics Installation Practices.

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Aircraft Age And Stress Puts Focus On Safety

The fleets of aircraft used in the United States are aging, and this is creating a challenge for both the NTSB and the airlines themselves. On average, most aircraft in service today are about fifteen years old and fly on average six flights a day. Even though they are inspected and serviced between flights, there are other factors that affect the aircraft that are not always obvious to the individuals who inspect and service the aircraft. The airplanes bodies are designed with flexibility, because of the changes in pressure in the altitudes they fly in. These changes in pressure are so substantial that the body of the aircraft actually inflates and deflates. Now when this factor is considered with the age and frequent flights occurred, the stress of the joints of the panels of the aircraft body is great.

In recent years, we have seen more than a few airplanes lose panels while in flight. These gaping holes range in size from a few inches to a few feet. When a hole forms in an aircraft while at high altitudes, the pressure inside the cabin is affected along with the oxygen levels for passengers and crew members. This is exactly why before a flight; the safety presentation includes the usage of oxygen masks for passengers. These safety presentations specifically state that an individual must first secure his or her mask first, before attending to anyone else. This includes when helping children. The reason for this is that within 30 seconds of lack of oxygen, a person can go into unconsciousness.

Due to these challenges, airlines throughout the United States and the world for that matter are now requiring a pulse oximeter to be stored in their safety medical bag. A pulse oximeter, also known as a pulse ox by some medical professionals, is a medical device used to measure the blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate of an individual. The new pulse oximeter that is found on airlines is a fingertip version, which simply clips onto ones finger and provides readings within seconds. A finger pulse oximeter runs on standard batteries and is able to withstand the variations in both temperature and pressure, which makes it a durable medical device for flight. Many airlines have put in orders for the devices already, and have already implemented procedures for their use as well.

The safety of both passengers and crew is very important to airlines, and therefore they strive to find new and better products to serve their needs.

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