Video Presentation on Precautions During Monsoon Operations.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Aviation Safety Management Society of India.
Towards fulfillment of our Objectives,Duties, Responsibilities and our dedicated Commitment to promote Safety of Aviation Operations in a Proactive Manner,Aviation Safety India has prepared a Video Presentation on Precautions to be taken during Monsoon Operations.If you recall,we had shared the Precautions during Monsoon Months in the Text Form during last month.
In the interest of the Operators,Pilots and other Stakeholders in Flying,Aviation Safety India has launched a YouTube Video Channel to make our  Aviation related communication with the Aviation Stakeholders more effective and result orientated.
Since Monsoons have already arrived,we decided to make our First Video Presentation on Precautions to be taken during Monsoon Operations, Monsoon Flying is quite challenging.and poses a number of Hazards to Safety of Aviation Operations. Hence,it is of vital importance that all the Stakeholders in Aviation , particularly the Operators and Pilots, are knowledgeable and aware about the Monsoon related Hazards and take effective steps to enhance safety. We have uploaded this Video Presentation On Precautions During Monsoon Months on Youtube for easy accessibility by the personnel from the Aviation Industry..
This is our first Video to be uploaded on Youtube and we will share many more Aviation Safety related Videos in coming days.
You are requested to kindly watch the Video,share among your colleagues and friends,and if you find it useful then please Like and subscribe. Your encouragement will motivate us to work harder to  produce much more interesting and educational videos on Aviation Safety. 
Your Comments and suggestions on improvements of the contents and standards of the presentation are welcome.
The Link of the Video is as follows:-
Please watch theVideo on full screen of your Mobile for better effects.
Knowledge and Awareness are Key to Safety.

Thanking You
With warm Regards
Air Commodore BS Siwach , AVSM YSM VM (Veteran)

Director General

Aviation Safety Management Society of India
New Delhi
9871251590,8178431060

Mission 2021- Free SMS Training for all Aviation Stakeholders in India by Aviation Safety India.

Mission 2021- Free SMS Training for all Aviation Stakeholders in India by Aviation Safety India.
Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Aviation Safety India.
Aviation Safety India will be conducting Online Free SMS Training on  28,29 May 21 at 1530 hrs.Duration- 2 hours 30 Mts.

Kindly give your requirement to whatsapp number 9871251590  or Email to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com. Kindly give the Name,Email ID ,Whatsapp Number,License Number if any, Name of Company and Appointment of the candidate.
Aviation is Terribly Unforgiving of Lack of Knowledge,Skill,Carelessness and Neglect.
Happy Landings
Jaihind.

Thanking You
With warm Regards
Narender Singh
GM Training
Aviation Safety Management Society of India
New Delhi
9871251590,8178431060

Mission 2021-Free Safety Management System Training for all Aviation Stakeholders in the Country by Aviation Safety India.

 

Mission 2021-Free Safety Management System Training for all Aviation Stakeholders in the Country by Aviation Safety India.
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Aviation Safety Management Society of India with the support and in coordination with DGCA,has resolved to provide free SMS Training to all the Aviation and related professionals in the country by 31 Dec 21.
Towards the fulfillment of our objective,Free SMS Training has been  planned on Friday,  21 May  21 and Saturday 22 May 21 at 1445 hrs by Aviation Safety India.We can also plan training on any other days and timings depending on the convenience of the operators with mutual coordination.
Each operator is welcome to nominate names of the candidates for free SMS Training. After the completion of the training,the names of the candidates who have undergone the training,will be forwarded to DGCA with a copy to the Operator for  information and record purposes.
Every employee who is part of an Aviation Company must be trained on SMS. SMS Training will go a long way in creating safety  awareness and safety culture among the Aviation Professionals and promotion of safety in your company and country.
I am happy to share with you that during last week,we trained more than 30 personnel.
Kindly provide Name, Email ID, Whatsapp number and license number of the trainees on this whatsapp number or through email to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com.
Aviation Safety India promises  to provide high standards of training at no cost to the Operators. Let us all join hands to get all the  personnel trained on  SMS and implement Safety Management System in the entire Aviation Industry in a sincere and serious manner.
Happy Landings.

Aviation is Terribly Unforgiving of Lack of Knowledge,Skill,Carelessness and Neglect.

Thanking You
With warm Regards
Air Commodore BS Siwach , AVSM YSM VM (Veteran)

Director General

Aviation Safety Management Society of India
New Delhi
9871251590,8178431060

Air ambulance makes belly landing at Mumbai airport after losing wheel

 

Air ambulance makes belly landing at Mumbai airport after losing wheel.

The flight had taken off from Bagdogra in Bengal, and stopped at Nagpur for refuelling on the way to Mumbai. Nagpur police commissioner Amitesh Kumar said, “The aircraft had come from Bagdora at 4.30 pm, waited in Nagpur only for refuelling and  left at 5.15 pm.’’

A MIAL spokesperson said, “The flight carrying 02 crew member, 01 patient, 01 relative and 01 doctor was diverted to Mumbai and did a belly-landing at CSMIA at 21:09 hrs. The airports emergency response team including the fire and rescue responders, follow-me vehicles, Central Industrial Security Force, medical team amongst many others was activated instantly and on standby to provide immediate assistance to ensure the safe evacuation of the passengers. As a precautionary method, CSMIA also foamed RWY 27 in order to avoid the aircraft catching fire. All passengers were evacuated safely and flights operating in and out of CSMIA remain on schedule.”

The pilot of the aircraft, Keshari Singh, said he realised the wheel had fallen and had to burn a lot of fuel before he landed. “I did a belly landing. I don’t know whether there is damage to the runway. We will have to check. I am thankful that everyone is safe,’’ Singh said.

A senior employee of Mumbai International Airport Limited said, “The ATC was very jittery when the pilot gave the distress call, but we made our preparations.’’

Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar told The Indian Express, “We were really worried. The pilot was told how to do a belly landing and was jittery. By God’s grace, everything went off well. The operation went on for three hours.’. 

Comments by Aviation Safety Management Society of India

From the final outcome, it is quite obvious that the Pilots, ATC, Safety and Emergency services and other supporting staff at Mumbai Airport did a commendable Job and must be complimented. The Runway was not damaged and it remained operational much to the relief of the Airport Management.

The wheel falling off after Take Off is a matter of very serious concern and needs thorough investigation.

It is learnt from some sources that the ATC was quite reluctant to spray Foam on the Runway. In Belly Landing events in Indian Air Force, Spraying the Runway with foam to prevent fire due to friction of metal parts of the aircraft with the Runway surface is quite common and this practice have been used with success. However, ICAO and FAA have expressed reservation about the efficacy of foam to prevent fire in the case of Belly Landing.

DGCA may consider conducting further trials and study to confirm the efficacy of Foam to prevent fire in the event of belly landing.

UP to have maximum number of international airports in the country with recent addition of Kushinagar

UP to have maximum number of international airports in the country with recent addition of Kushinagar

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for the Kushinagar airport, which got the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA’s) approval recently for international airport.

Uttar Pradesh will soon be the state with maximum number of international airports in the country. With three new international airports expected to be made operational in the next three years, the state will soon have five international airports.

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for the Kushinagar airport, which got the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA’s) approval recently, thus becoming the third licensed international airport in UP after Lucknow and Varanasi.

The Jewar international airport, which is coming up in the NCR region and is expected to be ready by 2023 while construction work for the international airport in Ayodhya is on full swing and air services are expected to start early next year, news agency Press Trust of India had earlier reported citing state government officials.

All these international airports in UP are expected to give a boost to the tourism sector in UP and aid in the development of the economically backward eastern region of the state.

“India is in talks with the Sri Lanka government for the country sending the first international flight to the newly upgraded Kushinagar airport. We expect the inaugural flight to happen soon. Though domestic air travel has picked up remarkably, we are waiting for international travel to revive, so that we can start regular operations at Kushinagar,” Financial Express quoted Vishak G, special secretary, civil aviation as saying. He further added that being situated strategically near the Nepal border and also close to Bihar would allow Kushinagar to become an ideal destination for Buddhist pilgrims from within the country as well as across the world.

“Kushinagar is an important historical site as Buddha is said to have attained Mahaparinirvana there. It is also the mid-point of the Buddhist circuit, which consists of pilgrimage sites at Lumbini, Shravasti, Kapilvastu, Sarnath and Gaya. Every day thousands of tourists from countries like Thailand, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Singapore, apart from domestic tourists, visit the site. Apart from facilitating international tourism, the airport can cater to domestic passengers, including the thousands of migrant workers from the area who work in the Middle East as well as in other parts of the country,” he says

NASA Develops Microphone That Can Detect ‘clear Air Turbulence’ On Aircraft

NASA Develops Microphone That Can Detect ‘clear Air Turbulence’ On Aircraft

NASA’s microphone could detect atmospheric turbulence more than 300 miles away from Pennsylvania skies when kept in equidistant triangular pattern.

Scientists at NASA have designed a microphone to detect the clear air turbulence that causes tremors in an aircraft whilst on a flight. According to NASA, the invisible “horizontal tornadoes” not only make the air travel for the passengers uncomfortable but are also hazardous and susceptible to an accident. “The attempts to avoid them can consume large amounts of fuel,” the space administration said in a release. Further, it revealed, that researchers have finally been able to develop a technology that can detect these zones, and with some engineering ingenuity, they could revolutionize both flight planning and aeronautical research.

“Everything in the atmosphere can make a sound. Volcanoes rumble, waterfalls crash, and air rushes, but there’s more to that sound than what our ears perceive,” NASA explained. It added that similar to the frequencies that cannot be heard in the infrared light, the atmosphere turbulence has an audio analog called infrasound that cannot be heard to the ear but can be detected via technology.

“There are no visible clouds or atmospheric features to warn of such disruption,” NASA said, adding that even as the clear air turbulence cannot be heard, it carries a definite infrasound signature. NASA’s researchers  Qamar Shams and Allan Zuckerwar at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, suggested that if the aircraft pilots or the air traffic controllers could listen to the clear air turbulence beforehand, they could plan an alternative route.

In an experiment that started in 2007, scientists modified a microphone that could detect the low frequencies in high fidelity to be able to capture the clear air turbulence. Shams and Zuckerwar replaced a normal microphone’s moving diaphragm that swells while picking audio waves with low-tension diaphragm made of a wide radius paired with a large, sealed air chamber behind it. This structure would allow the microphone to hear ultra-low sound waves from far away distances.

Developing HiDRON glider

Manufactured by PCB Piezotronics of Depew, New York, in collaboration with Langley. W, the microphone was positioned on the ground of langley’s runway in equidistant triangular pattern. It was found that they were effectively catching the atmospheric turbulence more than 300 miles away from Pennsylvania skies. Later, the scientists participated in the Space Race Challenge led by the Center for Advancing Innovation in cooperation with NASA for their advancement in startosdynamics and won first prize under the category unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control system.

Later, NASA patented the technology which had the potential of being an in-flight turbulence detection sensor, and the company began the manufacture of the stratospheric glider known as the HiDRON, designed by their Canadian affiliate, Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. With the help of infrasound microphone and wind probe, the HiDRON glider was capable of using algorithms to detect turbulence from more than 100, 000 feet. “Stratodynamics Aviation is now working on a new version of the glider in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency and the University of Waterloo in Ontario,” NASA informed.

 

Air India Express Accident At Andhra Airport Due To Pilot Error

Air India Express Accident At Andhra Airport Due To Pilot Error

Amaravati: A team of officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation visited the Vijayawada Airport at Gannavaram on Tuesday and conducted a preliminary investigation into the accident involving an Air India Express Boeing aircraft on February 20.

Official sources said pilot error caused the accident in which the Boeing aircraft suffered a minor damage on its right wing after it hit an electric pole while taxiing on the runway.

According to sources, a Canadian woman pilot commanded the flight when the accident occurred.

The aircraft landed from Doha, en route Tiruchirappalli, but all 64 passengers aboard were safe.

“The DGCA team launched a preliminary investigation into the accident and is probing various aspects. It has also inspected the damaged aircraft and spoke at length with the Canadian pilot,” the sources said but refused to divulge more details as “these things are confidential”.

 

With no takers for debt-ridden airline, Modi govt mulling sale of Air India’s profit-making subsidiaries.

With no takers for debt-ridden airline, Modi govt mulling sale of Air India’s profit-making subsidiaries.

As per sources, the government is planning to sell Air India’s profit-making subsidiaries first because despite multiple efforts, no one has come forward to buy the debt-ridden airline.

The government is preparing to put on sale Air India’s profit-making subsidiary, Air India Airport Services Limited (AI APS), National Herald has learnt.

Sources privy to the development told National Herald that the Finance Ministry is set to issue preliminary documents for the interested bidders soon.

The company, which was earlier called Air India Air Transport Services Limited, has been a profit-making firm since 2014.

 

Besides, as per the sources, other Air India subsidiaries like Air India Express – another profit-making venture mainly operating to and from the Middle East – and Air India Engineering Services Ltd may also be put on sale.

 

The sources claimed that the Modi government is planning to sell these profit-making subsidiaries first because despite multiple efforts, no one has come forward to buy the debt-ridden Air India.

 

As per the latest data, the AI APS which has 9,474 employees as of March 2019, earned a profit of Rs 63.8 crore during 2018-19.

“AI APS was incorporated in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India Limited for providing manpower for the various departments of Air India, including Ground Handling. Consequent to the Cabinet approval, AI APS has been operationalised with effect from 1 February 2013 as a Ground Handling Company,” reads the website of AI APS.

The AI APS provides ground-handling services such as handling of ramps, passengers, baggage, cargo and cabin for Air India and its associate firms at 81 airports across India, along with ground-handling services to 37 foreign scheduled airlines, three domestic scheduled airlines and four regional airlines.

We contacted Ashvini Kumar Sharma, CEO, AI APS for his comments. The story will be updated as and when he replies.

Meanwhile, sources also told NH that discontent is brewing against the privatization bid among the employees and the unions have planned a nationwide protest in coming days.

 

 

Proactive Safety Initiatives by Aviation Safety India-New Year Resolution -Mission 2021-SMS Training for all Aviation Stake Holders

  Proactive Safety Initiatives by Aviation Safety India

 New Year Resolution – Mission 2021-SMS Training for all Aviation Stake Holders     

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

ASMSI is an All India Registered, Not for Profit Society, dedicated for the promotion of Aviation and Aviation Safety in the Country. ASMSI has been making concerted efforts to enhance the aviation related knowledge of Aviation Personnel through conduct of various types of Ground Training with particular emphasis on Safety Management System, Human Factors, Accident Prevention, Accident Investigation and Safety Audit. Our Website www.aviationsafetyindia.com is loaded with plenty of material related to Aviation and Aviation Safety knowledge for the benefit of Aviation Professionals.

Safety Management System is a proven Management System for the promotion of Safety Culture in an organisation and prevention of Accident/Incidents. Unfortunately, the implementation of SMS among various stakeholders has been found wanting thus depriving them of the immense benefits of SMS.

The scope of SMS training includes all the personnel of an Operator right from CEO down to the lowest level of an employee in a Company. Safety concerns everyone and everyone has a role to play in ensuring good safety standards in an organisation. Hence, SMS training for all the personnel of an Operator including from Finance, HR and Admin Departments etc. is of paramount importance.

Most of the Operators get only those personnel trained for SMS who have been mandated by DGCA i.e., Accountable Executive/Manager, Chief of Flight Safety, Deputy Chief of Flight Safety, SMS Manager, Quality Manager in addition to Pilots and Cabin Crew. This leaves a large segment of an Operators employees who remain ignorant about the concept and advantages of SMS, which is not conducive for promotion of Safety. In an Aviation Organisation, Safety is everyone’s responsibility and hence everyone should be educated about the various safety related issues to enable them to contribute towards accident/incident free operations.

Most of the Operators have limited financial and human resources and are always hard pressed to spare the manpower and spend money towards the SMS training. This is a genuine problem faced by the Operators which compels them to avoid getting all their personnel trained since it involves expenditure which most of the Operators are unable to afford.

ASMSI has been pondering over the issue of financial constraints faced by the Operators and how to help and encourage the Operators to get their entire employees trained on SMS.

After due deliberations and in furtherance of its objectives, ASMSI has taken a decision to impart SMS training to all the employees of the Operators and other Stake Holders in Aviation, free of cost at their convenience, Online. In fact, ASMSI has made a New Year Resolution “Mission-2021 SMS Training for all” and we are keen to provide free SMS training to all the personnel of Aviation Industry during 2021.

In the recent past, number of progressive Aviation Organisations have made use of our offer for free SMS  training and ASMSI has trained number of Aviation professionals free of cost from following Organisations:

(a) Air India Flight Safety Department including Executive Director, Air Safety, Air India.

(b) Airport Authority of India FIU including ED FIU.

©   Tata Steel Aviation Limited.

(d)  Bajaj Auto Aviation.

(e)  Air Taxi.

(f)  Redbird Aviation.

(g)  Thumby Aviation Pvt Limited.

(h)  Australian Aviation Safety Department.

(j) VSR Ventures.

(k) Jet Serve

(l) Number of individuals from various Aviation related Departments.

Our “Mission 2021, Free SMS Training for All, is to reach out to maximum number of personnel from Aviation Industry to give the needed impetus towards implementation of SMS in a professional and effective manner to enhance Aviation Safety Standards in the country.

We would request all the Operators and other personnel from Aviation industry to make use of this opportunity to avail free high standards of SMS training, without any reservation. Training will be conducted based on the convenience of the personnel and will be planned accordingly.

DGCA has been making concerted efforts to achieve high standards of Safety, education and awareness in the country through various Pro-Active initiatives. ASMSI is keen to complement the sustained efforts of DGCA which is making tremendous efforts to manage such a large Aviation Industry in an effective and professional manner.  We request the guidance, support and cooperation of DGCA to help us in achieving our Mission -2021, Free SMS Training for all.

All the Aviation Personnel  are requested to give their SMS Training requirements to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com. Telephone 9871251590,8178431060.

Many Many Happy Landings

Thanking you

Air Commodore BS Siwach AVSM YSM VM (

 

 

 

 

New Year Resolution-Mission 2021- Free SMS Training for all – Aviation Safety India

                                                                                                                                                                                            New Year Resolution

               Mission 2021-SMS Training for all Aviation Stakeholders

                  Proactive Safety Initiatives by Aviation Safety India

Dear Sir/Madam,

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

ASMSI is an All India Registered, Not for Profit Society, dedicated for the promotion of Aviation and Aviation Safety in the Country. ASMSI has been making concerted efforts to enhance the aviation related knowledge of Aviation Personnel through conduct of various types of Ground Training with particular emphasis on Safety Management System, Human Factors, Accident Prevention, Accident Investigation and Safety Audit. Our Website www.aviationsafetyindia.com is loaded with plenty of material related to Aviation and Aviation Safety related knowledge for the benefit of Aviation Professionals.

Safety Management System is a proven Management System for the promotion of Safety Culture in an organisation and prevention of Accident/Incidents. Unfortunately, the implementation of SMS among various stakeholders has been found wanting thus depriving them of the immense benefits of SMS.

The scope of SMS training includes all the personnel of an Operator right from CEO down to the lowest level of an employee in a Company. Safety concerns everyone and everyone has a role to play in ensuring good safety standards in an organisation. Hence, SMS training for all the personnel of an Operator including from Finance, HR and Admin Departments etc. is of paramount importance.

Most of the Operators get only those personnel trained for SMS who have been mandated by DGCA i.e., Accountable Executive/Manager, Chief of Flight Safety, Deputy Chief of Flight Safety, SMS Manager, Quality Manager in addition to Pilots and Cabin Crew. This leaves a large segment of Operators employees who remain ignorant about the concept and advantages of SMS, which is not conducive for promotion of Safety. In an Aviation Organisation, Safety is everyone’s responsibility and hence everyone should be educated about the various safety related issues to enable them to contribute towards accident/incident free operations.

Most of the Operators have limited financial and human resources and are always hard pressed to spare the manpower and spend money towards the SMS training. This is a genuine problem faced by the Operators which compels them to avoid getting all their personnel trained since it involves expenditure which most of the Operators are unable to incur.

ASMSI has been pondering over the issue of financial constraints faced by the Operators and how to help and encourage the Operators to get their entire employees trained on SMS.

After due deliberations and in furtherance of its objectives, ASMSI has taken a decision to impart SMS training to all the employees of the Operators and other Stakeholders in Aviation, free of cost at their convenience, Online. In fact, ASMSI has made a New Year Resolution “Mission-2021 SMS Training for all”and we are keen to provide free SMS training to all the personnel of the Aviation Industry during 2021.

In the recent past, number of progressive Aviation Organisations have made use of our offer for free SMS  training and ASMSI has trained number of Aviation professionals free of cost from following Organisations:

(a)  Air India Flight Safety Department including Executive Director, Air Safety, Air India.

(b)Airport Authority of India FIU including ED FIU.

©   Tata Steel Aviation Limited.

(d)  Bajaj Auto Aviation.

(e)  Air Taxi.

(f)  Redbird Aviation.

(g)  Thumby Aviation Pvt Limited.

(h)  Australian Aviation Safety Department.

(g) Number of individuals from various Aviation related Departments.

Our “Mission 2021, Free SMS Training for All, is to reach out to maximum number of personnel from Aviation Industry to give the needed impetus towards implementation of SMS in a professional and effective manner to enhance Aviation Safety Standards in the country.

We would request all the Operators and other personnel from the Aviation industry to make use of this opportunity to avail free high standards of SMS training, without any reservation. Training will be conducted based on the convenience of the personnel and will be planned accordingly.

DGCA has been making concerted efforts to achieve high standards of Safety, education and awareness in the country through various Proactive initiatives. ASMSI is keen to complement the sustained efforts of DGCA which is making tremendous efforts to manage such a large Aviation Industry in an effective and professional manner.  We request the guidance, support and cooperation of DGCA to help us in achieving our Mission -2021, Free SMS Training for all.

All the Operators and other Aviation personnel are requested to give their SMS Training requirements to aviationsafetyindia1@gmail.com. Telephone 9871251590,8178431060.

Happy New Year and Many Many Happy Landings.

 

Thanking you

With warm Regards

Air Cmde BS Siwach AVSM YSM VM (Veteran)

Director General (9871251590)

Aviation Safety Management Society of India

New Delhi.

www.aviationsafetyindia.com