Air Safety is a Rising Concern!

Now-a day we see there are a growing number incidents and accidents in the airline sector. Is it that our systems are advanced so much or it has become so complicated to manage? Today, we have large numbers of airlines owned by public and private sectors of each country. But are we still way back in keeping those safety standards for safe air travel? The growing number of air crashes and deaths should be an eye-opener for every...

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ASEAN Presses the Need to Reform Aviation Safety Framework
May08

ASEAN Presses the Need to Reform Aviation Safety Framework

The rapid growth in Southeast Asia’s airline industry is pressing need for reforms to the region’s fragmented safety framework, with a lack of streamlined standards on air navigation and staff training. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has no regional agencies overseeing aviation safety or co-coordinating air traffic control, unlike in the more developed European market.  The issue has come to the fore...

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Construction workers at risk!
Feb02

Construction workers at risk!

The Indian construction industry involves risky and unhealthy operations which result in many human tragedies, discourage workers, disrupt construction, delay progress, and adversely affect cost, productivity, and reputation. Construction project can never achieve its objectives unless construction professionals become aware of the safety-related issues. C. Mahadevan, HSE trainer and chemical expert, analyses the risk of job involved...

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Have we really learnt lessons from Bhopal?
Feb02

Have we really learnt lessons from Bhopal?

The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, of 1984, is considered as the world’s worst industrial disaster. It claimed nearly 4,000 lives, wounded several thousands and maimed a generation that followed. It shook the entire industrial world. But, the pertinent question is whether we have really learnt any lessons from Bhopal.  The answer is a depressing no. The tragedy was virtually a wakeup call especially for...

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Lessons from World’s Worst Mid-air Collision
Jan07

Lessons from World’s Worst Mid-air Collision

The Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision of November 1996 that happened in the Indian airspace was the worst in the history of civil aviation. The tragedy, which claimed 349 lives, raised so many crucial questions on the existing safety standards, leading to concerted efforts to make flying safer. Here is an analytical recap of the tragedy. The Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision that occurred on November 12, 1996, over the village of Charkhi...

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