Aviation has been blessed with advances in aerodynamics, engine efficiencies, avionics and the best in technology today, yet ATC and pilot communications are still experiencing age-old limitations of human nature that can distort messages. Probably the greatest inherent problems to voice communication is the use of non-standard phraseology.
A call was made to ATC as follows, [...]
SMS (Safety Management System) has been around since 2006, but what is it? Simply put, “it brings structure, communication, and a lot of involvement” said Don Baldwin, President and CEO of Baldwin Aviation, to your flight department. You may say we have a safety program, and we have a good safety record, so what good [...]
Carbon offsetting enables individuals and businesses to reduce the CO2 emissions they are responsible for by offsetting CO2 in another place. The CO2 an individual uses is their “carbon footprint”. You can balance out your carbon footprint by buying carbon offsets which fund projects which produce clean energy that displaces energy from fossil fuels. By [...]
A program developed in the early 1990’s as an airspace management tool is the Aircraft Situation Display. It provides a real time depiction of the location, altitude, airspeed, destination, estimated time of arrival and tail number of most aircraft operating in the U.S. airspace system. Data from this system is transmitted to a number of [...]