MISSION 2021-22-FREE SMS TRAINING BY AVIATION SAFETY INDIA ON 08,09 APR 22 FOR ALL AVIATION PROFESSIONALS IN INDIA.

Mission 2021-22-Free SMS Training on 08,09 Apr 22 for all Aviation Professionals in India.
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Greetings from Aviation Safety India.
Mission 2021-22-Free SMS Training for all the Aviation Professionals in the country has been launched by Aviation Safety India. The Objective of Mission -2021-22 is to provide Free SMS Training to all Aviation Personnel in India.
Aviation Safety India will be conducting Free SMS Training Online on 08,09 Apr 22 at 1515 hrs. All the Pilots,AME,s,Technicians,Dispatchers,CEO,Accountable Manager,Chief of Flight Safety,SMS Manager,QM,CAM,Finance,Admin,HR,Marketing,Ops and Maintenance departments are welcome.
Duration- 3 hours
After the completion of the Free SMS Training, the Names of the Candidates who have attended SMS Training will be forwarded to DGCA for information and record purpose, with a Copy to the Operators.
ASMSI will also be conducting the following types of Training where the Certificates are required:-
(a) 5 Days SMS Training which includes 2 Days SMS Training,1 Day Accident Prevention Training,1 Day Accident Investigation Training and 1 Day Safety Audit Training.
(b) Lead Auditors /Quality Auditors Training/Extended SMS Training.
(c) 2 Days Initial SMS Training.
(d) 1 Day Refresher SMS Training.
(e) 1 Day Safety Audit Training.
(f) Human Factors Training.
Unemployed Pilots are welcome to join the Training and will be given a 50 % discount on the above-mentioned Training.
Unemployed Pilots with serious financial difficulties will be provided free training.
A number of Organisations have approached Aviation Safety India to help them in conducting Flight Safety Seminars. As mandated by DGCA, all the Operators are required to conduct a Flight Safety Seminar once a year. It is a very Proactive Step by DGCA towards Safety promotion and building of Safety Culture.
Aviation Safety India will be delighted to help the Operators in conducting the Flight Safety Seminar, free of cost.
We are receiving good support and encouragement from DGCA for our efforts to train all the Aviation Personnel on SMS in the country.
Kindly give your requirement to this WhatsApp number9871251590 or to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com.
Knowledge and Awareness are Key to Safety.
Thanking you.
Happy Landings
Jaihind.
Air Commodore BS Siwach AYSM YSM VM (Veteran)
Director-General
Aviation Safety Management Society of India
www.aviationsafetyindia.com
9871251590,8178431060

Video Presentation-Aeronautical Decision Making.

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

Aviation Safety India is Happy to share a Video Presentation on Aeronautical Decision Making.I am sure that you will find the Video Presentation quite interesting and educative. Poor Decision Making has been responsible for large number of Accidents. The objective of this Video Presentation is to create awareness among the Pilots and Operators to enhance better Decision Making.Please go through the Video and do share with your colleagues and friends. Sharing is Caring.Wishing you all Happy and Safe Flying and Many Many Happy Landings.Jaihind.

Mission 2021-22-Free SMS Training for the Aviation Professionals in the country on 25,26 Mar 22

Dear Sir/ Madam,
Greetings from Aviation Safety India.
Mission 2021-22-Free SMS Training for all the Aviation  Professionals in the country has been launched by Aviation Safety India. The Objective of Mission -2021-22 is to provide Free SMS Training to all Aviation Personnel in India.
Aviation Safety India will be conducting Free SMS Training  Online on 25,26 Mar  22 at 1515 hrs. All the Pilots,AME,s,Technicians,Dispatchers,CEO,Accountable Manager,Chief of Flight Safety,SMS Manager,QM,CAM,Finance,Admin,HR,Marketing,Ops and Maintenance departments are welcome.
Duration- 3 hours
After the completion of the Free SMS Training, the Names of the Candidates who have attended SMS Training will be forwarded to DGCA for information and record purpose, with a Copy to the Operator.
ASMSI will also be conducting the following types of Training where the Certificates are required:-
(a) 5 Days SMS Training which includes 2 Days SMS Training,1 Day Accident Prevention Training,1 Day Accident Investigation Training and 1 Day Safety Audit Training.
(b) Lead Auditors /Quality Auditors Training/Extended SMS Training.
(c)  2 Days Initial SMS Training.
(d) 1  Day Refresher SMS Training.
(e) 1 Day Safety Audit Training.
(f)  Human Factors Training.
Unemployed Pilots are welcome to join the Training and will be given a 50 % discount on the above-mentioned Training. 
Unemployed Pilots with serious financial difficulties will be provided free training.
A number of Organisations have approached Aviation Safety India to help them in conducting Flight Safety Seminars. As mandated by DGCA, all the Operators are required to conduct a Flight Safety Seminar once a year. It is a very Proactive Step by DGCA towards Safety promotion and building of Safety Culture. 
Aviation Safety India will be delighted to help the Operators in conducting the Flight Safety Seminar, free of cost. 
We are receiving good support and encouragement from DGCA for our efforts to train all the Aviation Personnel on SMS in the country.  
Kindly give your requirement to this WhatsApp number 9871251590  or to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com.
High Standards of Safety are Essential for Economic Survival of an Aviation Company.
Thanking you.
Happy Landings
Jaihind.
Air Commodore BS Siwach AYSM YSM VM (Veteran)
Director-General
Aviation Safety Management Society of India
www.aviationsafetyindia.com
9871251590,8178431060

Free Online Safety Management System (SMS)Training by Aviation Safety India

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Aviation Safety Management Society of India (ASMSI).

Aviation Safety Management Society of India is an All India Registered, Not for Profit Society dedicated for promotion of Aviation and Aviation Safety in the Country. ASMSI is fortunate to have a vast pool of highly accomplished Aviation Professionals of repute as its distinguished Members. ASMSI has been working relentlessly to enhance the Aviation Safety environments in the country through spread of knowledge and awareness.

Safety Management System is a very effective and proven management system to identify hazards in a proactive manner and to ensure that hazards do not turn into accidents, incidents, through timely elimination of hazards.

SMS was introduced in India for the first time on 20 Jul 10 by DGCA through the issue of a CAR. Since then DGCA has been making concerted efforts to ensure that the SMS is implemented in letter and spirit. In some recent audits by DGCA, it was observed that the implementation of SMS is lacking on many fronts and it is not being taken seriously by most of the Operators. The lack of proper implementation of SMS was also highlighted by the Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation during his briefing to the lawmakers in Parliament.

The Scope of SMS includes all the personnel of the operator right from the CEO downwards to lowest level including employees from Finance, HR, Admin and marketing etc. Every employee of the Company should be sensitized to the concept of Safety Management System commensurate with their role and responsibilities. Hence, everyone in an Aviation Company should be trained on SMS.

Most of the Operators have no choice but to train their employees i.e. Pilots, Cabin Crew, Accountable Executives/Managers, Chief, Deputy  Chief of Flight Safety and Safety Manager etc. on SMS as mandated by DGCA. Other employees of the Company obviously remain ignorant about the SMS in absence of any training.

The Management of the Aviation Organisations should appreciate that SMS is a very useful system to promote safety and hence, it would serve the interest of the Company towards maintenance of a safe operating environment. It needs to be remembered that Accidents are bad for business and reputation and can impact very heavily on the finances and survivability of a Company.

Keeping in mind the importance of SMS towards safety and the reluctance of the Operators to get the SMS training done for all their personnel due to financial considerations, ASMSI has decided to conduct Online  SMS training of all the personnel of a Company free of cost.

Safety Management System is not only essential for Aviation Industry but also equally important for all other enterprises. ASMSI will be happy to conduct free SMS training whoever wishes to benefit from this training across the country. Our mission is to spread the message of Safety to make India even Greater.

Kindly do not hesitate and feel free to avail this opportunity to get all your personnel trained on SMS, without incurring any expenditure. Training of all your personnel on SMS will go a long way in enhancing safety of your operations and promoting safety culture in your Organisation.

Please Remember that Knowledge and Awareness are Key to Safety.

Thanking you

With warm Regards

Air Commodore BS Siwach AVSM YSM VM (Veteran) -(9871251590)

Director General

Aviation Safety Management Society of India

New Delhi.www.aviationsafetyindia.com

Promotion of Safety Management System Training by Aviation Safety India.

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Aviation Safety Management Society of India (ASMSI).
Safety Management System was introduced in the country on 20 Jul 2013 by DGCA and as per the provisions of DGCA CAR,all the operators were required to implement Safety Management System in four phases by 20 Jul 2013.Considering the great importance of SMS,ICAO had issued a dedicated Annex -19 on SMS.

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Risk Mitigation- Bird Hazards

Misconceptions about Bird Hazards.

There are some Common misconceptions  about bird strikes which may give pilots a false sense of security and prevent them from reacting appropriately to the threat of a  bird strike or an actual event are as follows:-

(a)  Birds don’t fly at night, in poor visibility, such as in clouds, fog, rain, or snow.

(b)  Birds can detect airplane landing lights, weather radar and avoid the airplane.

(c)  Airplane colours and jet engine spinner markings help to repel birds.

(d)  Birds seek to avoid airplanes because of aerodynamic and engine noise.

(e)  Birds dive to avoid an approaching airplane.

None of the above misconceptions have any scientific data to back them.

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PRECAUTIONS PILGRIMAGE FLYING- HELICOPTERS

Pilgrimage Flying is a very lucrative business and the profitability of number of Operators largely depends on the contracts to operate in the location of pilgrimage centres. The flying during the season is very hectic, challenging and demands high standards of professionalism, maturity and safety consciousness. There are many grey areas related to the conduct of operations during pilgrimage flying.

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PRECAUTIONS- FLYING DURING MONSOON SEASON

During the past years, DGCA has taken many proactive steps and has  published number of CAR’s and Circulars which are source of knowledge and guide the Pilots and Operators to take various steps to ensure safety of aviation operations during adverse weather operations. All the Pilots and Operators should go through the following DGCA CAR’s and Circulars, make a summary of important points, disseminate and  prepare themselves for safe and efficient conduct of aviation operations during adverse weather phases:-

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PRECAUTIONS DURING WINTER FLYING

PRECAUTIONS  DURING  WINTER  FLYING

  1. Winter is approaching fast and with it, the associated flying hazards during Winter Season. Number of accidents/serious incidents have occurred around the world during winter months. The accident of Air India, Air Bus 320, at Jaipur, on 05 Jan 14, which fortunately did not result in casualties, highlights the need for involvement by all stakeholders to prevent any accident/incidents. Unfortunately, no lessons are learnt from the investigation reports of the accidents and history continues to repeat itself.
  1. Aviation Safety Management Society of India, which is dedicated to promote Safety and Efficiency of Aviation Operations in the country, wishes to disseminate certain precautions which should be taken by the Operators/Pilots during winter flying, to prevent any incident/accident.

Hazards During Winter Flying.

 

  1. Fog and low clouds leading to almost zero visibility conditions, wet, slippery runways, frost, icing and snow blindness/white out are a major flight safety hazard during winter months particularly in Northern, North Eastern and to some extent in Western parts of India.
  2. Formation of fog, its thickening and improvement in visibility are quite unpredictable.
  3. Most of the times, the fog thickens at sunrise and may last for long hours before clearing or may not clear for hours or even days.
  4. Whenever the surface temperature and dew point temperature are very close to each other, dense fog can be expected.
  5. There may be occasions when the fog is very widespread and it may be difficult to find a diversionary airfield in hundreds of kilometers of the destination airfield.
  6. Low clouds may form quickly as the fog lifts and cover large areas, particularly in the hilly regions, they can cover the entire valleys, without any gaps for penetration.
  7. Lack of Visual reference due Poor Visibility can lead to Visual Illusions, Spatial Disorientation, Loss of Situational Awareness and consequent CFIT accidents.
  8. Western Disturbances in Northern India/North East Monsoons in Tamilnadu Region, associated with Thunderstorms, low clouds, poor visibility and wet/contaminated Runways present flight safety hazards.

 

Precautions during Winter Flying.

  1. The Accountable Executives/Managers should ensure that all the Pilots have gone through the necessary flying and ground training with added emphasis on Low Visibility Operations.
  2. All the pilots should be current in instrument flying, should have undergone Low Visibility Operations Training (LVO) and clearances etc. as per DGCA CAR. Good knowledge of DGCA CAR on All Weather Operations is essential for safety.
  3. In depth knowledge about the aircraft, systems, procedures, understanding the phenomenon of visual illusions, spatial disorientation, recovery from unusual situations, strict adherence to SOP’s, rules, regulations and good CRM are key to successful accomplishment of the mission.
  4. Operators/Accountable Executives, Air Crew, Ground Crew and Dispatchers should be fully aware about the winter hazards, phenomenon of fog and human factors limitations.
  5. The involvement of Accountable Executives, Supervisors and Operation staff in close monitoring of operations during marginal weather conditions is an essential requirement for the safety of operations.
  6. Professional planning and preparation for the flight is an inescapable necessity and should not be ignored. Pre Flight briefing for operations during poor visibility conditions should be much more comprehensive and the pilots must plan for contingencies for sudden deterioration of weather/visibility.
  7. Thorough weather briefing and knowledge of the terrain and obstructions around the runways must be ensured before undertaking any flying. Briefing from the Met Department and various Weather Sites should be complemented with the experience of having operated in particular area or region. Knowledge of typical weather phenomenon affecting particular areas during winters is of paramount importance
  8. Although most of the time the Met Forecast is reasonably accurate yet there have been instances when pilots have got caught in very poor visibility conditions, may be due to inaccurate Met forecast or lack of  intelligent weather  analysis on the part of the Pilots. Hence, these aspects must be kept in mind while planning flying during winter months.
  9. A very high level of situational awareness must be achieved related to prevailing weather and its trends, terrain, availability and serviceability of Nav, Approach aids, watch hours and weather conditions at the neighboring airports.
  10. Continuous Monitoring of the weather situation at the destination with particular emphasis on visibility and RVR through ATIS, RT communication and other aircraft operating in the general area of your route and destination is strongly recommended.
  11. Pilots must be aware about the timings, extent, duration and severity of fog.
  12. Special precautions need to be taken while flying during night, Dawn / dusk and Circadian Low. Night flying during winters should be undertaken with extra caution since poor visibility due fog during night flying is a serious hazard.
  13. Use of landing lights during approach in foggy conditions should be as per SOP and situation, since it may degrade the visibility, lead to visual illusions and disorientation.
  14. Timely and sound decision making based on the overall situational awareness, should be inculcated among the pilots. Overconfidence and complacency must be kept under check.
  15. Operations to and from Delhi airport during winter months foggy conditions are very challenging and pilots need to be very alert, vigilant and plan diversions well in time lest they get caught into complicated situation.
  16. Meticulous fuel planning as per the CAR is of paramount importance and must not be ignored. Contingency fuel to cater for unexpected delays/diversions due weather may be considered. Remember fuel is life.
  17. Fuel planning and close monitoring of the fuel state is of great importance since one may be forced to divert due to poor visibility conditions and most of the time a diversion may not be easily available due to widespread fog.
  18. Runway condition must be monitored very closely and special care taken during taxiing, takeoff and landing to avoid slipping, skidding, runway excursion and overruns.
  19. Do not succumb to the commercial pressures, on time performance, passenger related pressures, inconvenience, job demands and always evaluate the factors related to self, aircraft, weather, terrain and the associated risks, before undertaking or continuing the flight.
  20. Follow standard operating procedures meticulously and do not hesitate to go around if unstable approach or divert in time if situation demands

 

Additional points for Helicopters.

 

  1. Generally Helicopters fly at low levels below 2000 Ft AGL and Pilots in their eagerness to complete the task, tend to descend below minimum safe altitude when faced with fog or low clouds to stay in ground contact.
  2. Most of the Helicopter pilots do not have the advantage of the EGPWS, Auto Pilot, reliable instruments or the Co Pilot
  3. By virtue of their operations at low levels to helipads in the particularly in the hills and over water, the chances of Helicopter Pilots getting disorientated, with consequent CFIT accidents are high.
  4. Helicopter pilots should be aware of the limitation of the Helicopter and their own limitations and must plan and prepare thoroughly with particular emphasis on weather, terrain and minimum safe altitude.
  5. Ground contact flying should be the rule for helicopter pilots unless  the Helicopter is suitable for IFR flight and the Pilots are qualified and IR rated. For IFR flights both the departure and arrival airport should be equipped with suitable IFR aids.
  6. Spatial disorientation and loss of Situational Awareness are some of the serious challenges and hazard during poor visibility conditions. Hill   shadows and flying into sun can result in late siting of obstructions or terrain. Be knowledgeable about these hazards.
  7. While flying with reference to instruments, resist the temptation of looking outside while flying on instruments. This can lead to spatial disorientation.
  8. Single pilot operations particularly in the hills are much more  challenging and the need for Single pilot to be very thorough in his/her planning, preparation, knowledge and timely decision making cannot be overemphasized.
  9. Know the terrain and route safety altitudes well and plan your levels accordingly. Check, recheck and double check the altitude and make sure the altimeter setting is correct and the readings on pressure and Radio Altimeter are matching.
  10. Know the obstructions in your area of operations. Pylons, communication/chimney towers, electric/telephone cables, trolley cables particularly in hilly areas pose a major hazard and knowledge of these is important for helicopter pilots.
  11. Trolley cables come up in hilly areas to cart apples from one hillock to  other and vigilance is required to look out for the same. Kindly intimate other operators in your area of operations about the existence of such hazards and mark them on maps.
  12. Operations in snow bound areas require special skill levels. Special briefing and training is essential for safe operations in these areas. Snow blindness (white out), blowing snow during pick up, hover and sit down, skids/wheels getting stuck in snow, slippery conditions while on snow or melting of snow during long hours of operations and disorientation (White out) are some of the aspects which need to be taken into account for snow bound area operations.
  13. Ice formation at high altitudes is a serious hazard. Anti-icing measures like serviceable and available ice detectors, heating elements, need for frequent movement of controls to prevent jamming of controls due ice formation, knowledge about freezing level and potential of ice formation are some of the areas which require the  attention of the Operators/Pilots.
  14. Before takeoff at high altitudes and low temperature conditions, ensure  that the main, tail rotor blades and other surface areas are free of ice and frost formation.
  15. Check the manufacturer’s instructions about adding anti –icing additives in the fuel and use proper additive as required.
  16. Check and ensure the serviceability of wind screen wipers, pitot heaters. Do not forget to switch on pitot heaters whenever required and switching them off on landing.
  17. Be aware that snow fall can change the appearance of the terrain and perspective during takeoff/landing.
  18. Helicopter batteries need to be maintained properly and protected during night from extreme cold temperatures by keeping them in warm rooms or wrapping in blankets etc.
  19. Cracking of various seals can take place and must be checked periodically.
  20. Engineer and technicians should ensure thoroughness during their maintenance and servicing activities. Tendency to take short cuts due to very cold temperatures should be avoided.
  21. Low light conditions during winter months may result in minor cracks or other small defects getting overlooked. Ensure adequate lighting for servicing and maintenance work.
  22. Maintenance staff should be careful while climbing on the helicopter for maintenance work since surface may be slippery due to frost, icing etc.
  23. Take special precautions during taxiing and maintain very good look out for obstructions, aircraft and vehicles.
  24. Do not succumb to commercial pressures, VIP pressure, peer pressure, Self-imposed pressure, job demands, and personal convenience. Never take chances with the poor weather conditions and don’t be overconfident or macho. Overconfidence has taken the lives of many pilots.
  25. There may be occasions when frustration may set in because of the delays and postponement of departure timings/dates and long wait on ground due prolonged bad weather spells. Number of pilots have taken chances with weather under such conditions and have met with serious /fatal accidents. Please be aware of the grave danger under such conditions and take very considered decisions.
  26. Although efforts have been made to include as many precautions to be taken during winter flying, as possible, yet some points may have been missed out. Operators may like to add some aspects which may be typical to their area of operations.
  27. Operators should always endeavor to match the man with the machine, mission and weather conditions. Adequate instrument flying practice, simulator flying, currency, recency in area of operations, comprehensive briefing covering the entire spectrum of the various aspects of the operations, maintenance and monitoring performance are key to the successful conduct of the operations.
  28. Respecting the weather and courage of conviction to say no if the safety of the flight is likely to be compromised must be impressed upon the pilots.

ASMSI wishes you all safe and efficient flying operations during winters.

Many Many Happy landings.

Air Commodore BS Siwach AVSM YSM VM

Director General, ASMSI

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PRECAUTIONS DURING ELECTION FLYING

Flying during elections is a very challenging task and as such, all the professionals associated with the election Flying need to exercise extreme caution. Number of Aircraft and Helicopters will be crisscrossing to ferry the political parties all over election states. Lack of co-ordination among the operators, pilots, aircraft and helicopters, inadequate Air Traffic Control, hurriedly prepared makeshift dusty helipads, poor crowd control, inadequate security, commercial, political parties and VIP pressures, adverse Weather conditions, heavy quantum of flying, large number of landings, pilot and Crew members fatigue, inadequate rest and recreation facilities and rushed up maintenance are some of the serious hazards during election flying.

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