At the anniversary of the Concordia disaster, Ned Levi examine safety improvements made by the cruise industry to ensure cruise ship passengers and crew will be prepared in case of a serious accident, which will likely prevent panic and keep the calm among passengers and crew which will save lives in case of an accident.
Ned Levi discusses Seabourn’s muster drill procedures which require every passenger participate in every muster drill or suffer serious consequences, in comparison to the new Costa Cruises safety initiatives which he found insufficient, and how muster drills, as part of a cruise line’s safety plan help prevent injury and loss of life in cruise emergencies.
Flawed sim training leads to crashes, regionals consolidate to cut costs, Bob Hope airport gets transit center
This is an alert for anyone concerned with the deteriorating airline service. Those following negotiations with airline pilots are betting that the mainline carriers will soon allow regional pilots to fly aircraft carrying up to 125 passengers. That means more regional flights for domestic passengers. Translation: more poorly trained pilots, smaller planes, underpaid staff, less service and more consumer confusion.
If you’re unlucky enough to have a medical emergency on a plane, your flight attendants are trained to help. Same thing goes for other public places, like restaurants and schools. But an internal memo circulated to employees at one airport suggests the TSA would rather you take your heart attack elsewhere.
Amidst the uproar from the Colgan Air disaster, regional airlines are coming under closer inspection by the DOT and FAA. Incheon Airport in Seoul, Korea, was voted best airport. And for the third month in a row, airline on-time arrival stats improve.
According to reports from pilots when discussing the Colgan Air crash in Buffalo, many major airlines might be in for a similar result should their pilots face an icing stall similar to the one that grounded CO Flight 3407. Simulator training for dealing with icing is not regularly held.