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Crew Coordination Problems Persist, Demand New Training Challenges 6 pages. [PDF 32K]
Despite improved training scenarios and recent studies outlining the dangers inherent in poor crew coordination, much remains to be done to avoid disastrous communication breakdowns.
Report Says Emergency Training for U.S. Cabin Crew Sometimes Deficient 4 pages. [PDF 24K]
In a review of 31 accidents, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board praised the actions of many flight attendants in helping passengers during emergencies, but noted that failure to follow emergency procedures also increased the number of injuries in some instances.
Air carriers should consider implementing comprehensive occupational safety programs that can, in the long run, reduce losses and increase revenues.
Hijack! — Worst Fears Realized 6 pages. [PDF 32K]
Vacationing airline employee experiences being taken hostage in flight and offers suggestions to deal with this dangerous situation.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Can Linger Long After a Disaster 4 pages. [PDF 24K]
The effects of a major disaster on an individual can impair the normal patterns of life, and therapy may be required to restore a sense of personal control.
Cabin Water Spray System Promises Better Crash Survivability 4 pages. [PDF 34K]
A self-contained quenching system could increase the time available for safe evacuation in the event of a post-crash fire.