Protection from Ionizing Radiation – Position paper

Entry posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 10:54 pm by admin

The airline pilot operates in an environment with exposure to circadian dysrhythmia, chronic fatigue, reduced atmospheric pressure, mild hypoxia, low humidity, and exposure to sound, vibration, radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing), and electromagnetic fields. These occupational exposures present physiological challenges to their long-term health. In particular, exposure to ionizing radiation and its carcinogenic/mutagenic potential has…
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For the Attention of Safety Management at IATA Member Airlines

Entry posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 10:53 pm by admin

Dear Colleagues, I am very happy to announce the publication of the third edition of Unstable Approaches: Risk Mitigation Policies, Procedures and Best Practices. Like its predecessor, this edition has been collaboratively written by IATA, CANSO, IFATCA and IFALPA to address the challenges surrounding unstable approaches, a major contributor to accidents. Despite improvements in the…
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Disruptive Passengers – Ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for all

Entry posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 10:52 pm by admin

Unruly and Disruptive Passengers: A significant issueHardly a week goes by without the media reporting yet another high-profile unruly passenger incident onboard a flight. While it’s true that only a tiny minority of the 4.3 billion passengers that travel by air each year become unruly, they have a disproportionate impact. Their behavior threatens safety, disturbs…
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Security of Mobile Devices

Entry posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 10:52 pm by admin

BACKGROUNDIn a recent ALPA Security Report, a crew member reported leaving a downtown Chicago layover via LYFT, whereby the driver offered a USB cable to the pilot to charge his mobile device. Further examination revealed the cable was plugged into a small computer-like device, whereupon the pilot rejected the driver’s offer.This incident highlights the risks…
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Behavioural Detection as a Security Measure

Entry posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 10:49 pm by admin

Note: This Briefing Leaflet supersedes 16SECBL02 – Behavioural Detection as a Security Measure. INTRODUCTION One of aviation security’s main challenges is to adapt to new threats and develop new methods to mitigate them. There is a wide consensus on the need for risk-based security measures. In this context, new methods ideally focus on disclosing dangerous…
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Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Entry posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 5:51 pm by admin

Note: This paper supersedes 17POS03 – CCTV. The ongoing issue of unruly passengers has led the aviation industry to consider proposals to mandate the installation of a CCTV system in commercial transport aircraft and remote pilot stations. IFALPA generally supports this installation for both safety and security reasons, provided the system is for the sole…
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