Global Aviation Consultants- Update- Issue 60 - April 2016

By Vivienne Sandercock


1. Message from the Editor
2. A small matter of knowledge
3. Africa's 2015's Hazards, Incidents, Accidents and Safety Occurrences
4. Emergency Response Planning
5. Henley Global Safety and Quality Training
6. Africa gets its first solar powered airport
7. ICAO adopts new distress circumstance aircraft tracking requirements
8. Airplane pilots ask for support with depression and addiction
9. News from the Johannesburg Airports
10. Safety and Security
11. SAAFA donations
12. Finale

1. MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

March exposed some serious shortcomings in both the normal and our aviation world where complacency and feeling safe were mere illusions. It has been a long time since our places of work and recreation turned out to be unsafe environments where people died or were maimed whilst going about their everyday activities. Aviation Safety and Aviation Security go hand in hand in creating a safe environment and we all need to be on the lookout for activities or suspicious circumstances which could result in a situation which could affect the safety of our various operations. If you see something untoward the motto has to be "report it" by the most expeditious means possible - your, your colleagues and your passengers' safety might depend on it.
Vivienne


2. A SMALL MATTER OF KNOWLEDGE


Torqued: Hallmarks of Aviation Safety Remain Education and Individual Responsibility by John Goglia

The NTSB's 2016 Most Wanted list of transportation safety improvements makes it clear to me how many of the recommendations come back to individual accountability and responsibility, especially the importance of keeping up-to-date with the latest safety information and taking responsibility for one's own decisions. This is true for every level of aviation, from GA to the largest airlines, repair stations and manufacturers. It is especially true for general aviation because there is no corporate structure to share responsibility for, say, training or scheduling. For GA pilots and mechanics-including pilots and mechanics at small corporate operations-it's really all up to you to seek out the education you need to operate safely and to hold yourselves personally responsible.

Some recommendations show up on the top-ten list year after year. That's OK; sometimes the problems are difficult to deal with. But that doesn't mean we don't keep trying. Seven of the NTSB's 10 recommendations this year are applicable to aviation and can be implemented, at least to some extent, by aircraft owners and individual pilots. The recommendations are:

# Reduce fatigue-related accidents
# Disconnect from deadly distractions
# Require medical fitness for duty
# Strengthen occupant protection
# Prevent loss of control in flight in general aviation
# End substance impairment in transportation and
# Enhance use of recorders to improve transportation safety

Several of the recommendations cross occupational lines and are as applicable to mechanics, air traffic controllers and dispatchers as they are to pilots, even if the NTSB doesn't specifically call out all those occupations. The two most insidious issues have the broadest applicability across aviation: fatigue and unintentional substance impairment.

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FATIGUE MANAGEMENT

Although the Board does not officially rank the importance of its recommendations, I don't think it's happenstance that fatigue is number one on the list. Not only does it affect safety across transportation modes and across occupations, but it is also one of the most difficult issues to deal with in our 24/7 world. Add to that the research finding that fatigue masks fatigue; as the NTSB points out, "Fatigue actually impairs our ability to judge just how fatigued we really are." While the focus of this recommendation is on vehicle operators, the need to stay awake, alert and attentive is critical across safety disciplines. The Board notes, "Human fatigue is both a symptom of poor sleep and health management and an enabler of other impairments, such as poor judgment and decision making, slowed reaction times and loss of situational awareness and control. Fatigue degrades a person's ability to stay awake, alert and attentive to the demands of controlling their vehicle safely."

While the NTSB recommends additional research, "sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health and safety." While many factors can influence fatigue-including environmental factors such as temperature, noise, light and even vibration-individuals can at least focus on getting enough sleep each day. And they can read up on fatigue and fatigue management. This might involve making tough decisions about how we spend our free time, but they are decisions that are ultimately critical to our own safety and the safety of others.

The NTSB cites the 2013 UPS crash in Birmingham, Ala., as support for the importance of this recommendation. In its accident report, the NTSB highlights the issue of personal accountability for off-duty time management, as well as fatigue awareness: "Review of the first officer's use of her off-duty time indicated that she was likely experiencing fatigue, primarily as a result of improper off-duty time management. Even though the first officer was aware that she was very tired, she did not call in and report that she was fatigued, contrary to the UPS fatigue policy." The first officer apparently used her time off to visit a friend instead of sleeping. Although the NTSB's example is an air carrier flight, GA pilots would do well to add fatigue to their pre-flight checklist: at a minimum did they get seven to nine hours of sleep the night before?

Maintenance workers can affect aviation safety (and their own) just as much when they work fatigued. Hangars and ramps are dangerous places, even more so when you're working tired. A recent UK accident investigation highlighted the impact of fatigue in a catastrophic engine failure on a British Airways Airbus A319 on takeoff from London Heathrow Airport. In this accident, the precipitating factor was that the engine fan cowl doors detached on take-off because they had not been properly closed and latched after routine overnight maintenance. The A319 was substantially damaged and the crew had to make an emergency landing. The accident report details not only the obvious failures to comply with maintenance manual procedures but also less obvious contributing factors that left the cowling doors unlatched, including the mechanics' schedules and likely effects of fatigue.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEARNING ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS OF LEGAL DRUGS

The NTSB's research of drug use among pilots killed in crashes found "the prevalence of potentially impairing drugs increased from an average of 11 percent of fatally injured accident pilots during the period from 1990 to 1997 to an average of 23 percent of accident pilots during the period between 2008 and 2012. During the same time frame, positive marijuana results increased to 3 percent from 1.6 percent. But the most commonly found impairing substance in fatal crashes was diphenhydramine, a sedating antihistamine found in over-the-counter medications."

As more states legalize marijuana, pilots-and others performing safety-critical functions-need to remember that it remains a prohibited substance in aviation. But aviation workers need to be cautious about any medications they take. For prescription drugs, pilots need to specifically ask their doctors about any effects on flying. Mechanics and others need to ask about effects on handling machinery. With non-prescription drugs, it's important to read the label for the presence of diphenhydramine, which can cause sleepiness. When planning for a flight, adding medications to your checklist might be a start. And while the NTSB doesn't specifically mention mechanics and other aviation workers, drugs for common ailments such as allergies or colds can affect the work that they do.

These are just two areas of the NTSB's Most Wanted list of transportation safety improvements. But every day, aviation workers make decisions that can affect their own lives and the lives of others. Aviation safety hinges on continuing education and responsible decision-making, and nowhere is that responsibility more personal than in general aviation.


3. AFRICA'S 2016 HAZARDS, INCIDENTS, ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY OCCURENCES


Source, amongst others, PlaneCrash info.com; News24, Aviation Herald, Flight Safety Information

ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FIXED WING AIRCRAFT IN AFRICA DURING 2016
DATE A/C TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION
2 Jan 16 Cessna182 0 Uhuru Gardens, Nr. Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
27 Jan 16 F16 2 near Fayed, Ismailia, Egypt
29 Jan 16 Cessna 425 Conquest 3 3km outside the Hosea Kotuku International Airport boundary, Namibia
03 Feb 16 PA32-300 3 Watville, Benoni, GP, RSA
03 Mar 16 Cessna Caravan 0 Langebaan, WC, RSA
07 Mar 16 PA28 2 10 km outside of Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
11 Mar 16 Polaris 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
14 Mar 16 DHC 3T 2 Samburu East, Kenya
21 Mar 16 Baron 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
24 Mar 16 Jet fighter 0 Yola International Airport in northeast Adamawa State, Nigeria
27 Mar 16 Cessna 206 0 Nr. Hoedspruit, MP, RSA
30 Mar 16 Piper Cherokee 180 0 Kowie River, nr Port Alfred, EC, RSA
01 Apr 16 Microlight 1 Glendale area of KwaZulu-Natal, RSA


ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ROTOR WING AIRCRAFT IN AFRICA DURING 2016
DATE A/C TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION
02 Jan 16 EC130 B4 0 Nr. Parys, Free State, RSA
29 Jan 16 RH44 1 Maswa Game Reserve, Tanzania (shot down)
03 Feb 16 S76 0 136.70 nautical miles from AEHA Field in Bonny Island, inward MMIA Lagos, Nigeria.
11 Mar 16 Enstrom 0 Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
13 Mar 16 Gyrocopter 2 Ashanti Lodge, Lephalale, Limpopo, RSA
23 Mar 16 RH22 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
17 Mar 16 Mil MI 171 12 near Reggane, Adrar Province. Algeria


HAZARDS & INCIDENTS INVOLVING FIXED WING AIRCRAFT DURING MAR 2016
HAZ INC DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATAL ITIES CIRCUMSTANCES OP TYPE INC
06 Mar B737-400 Cape Town, WC, RSA
0 A/C was climbing out of Cape Town (RSA) en-route to Port Elizabeth (RSA) when the crew stopped the climb due to problems with the cabin pressure and returned to Cape Town for a safe landing about 30 mins after departure. COM INC
12 Mar B737-500 Port Harcourt, Nigeria 0 A/C was en-route to Lagos when a fire was indicated in the cabin. The a/c made a successful precautionary return from airborne. COM INC
11 Mar B737-800 London Heathrow, UK 0 Following a flight from Cairo (Egypt) a bird impacted and penetrated the nose of the aircraft. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 09L. COM HAZ
14 Mar Pitts Special Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Radio communications failure PVT OCC
15 Mar Seneca Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Undercarriage problems PVT OCC
15 Mar Cessna 172 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Flat tyre TRNG HAZ
19 Mar Piper Saratoga Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Undercarriage problems PVT INC
19 Mar Yak Beach near to Virginia Airport, EC, RSA 0 Emergency landing following an engine failure carried out successfully. However, tide came in and destroyed the a/c. PVT INC
19 Mar B737-800 O R Tambo, GP, RSA 0 A/C dep from Johannesburg runway 21R to Cape Town (South Africa), the a/c was climbing through 8000 ft when a bird impacted the vertical stabilizer. In the absence of any abnormal indications the crew continued to Cape Town where the aircraft landed safely about 110 minutes later. COM INC
21 Mar A316 Cairo International Airport, Egypt 0 A/C was en-route from Jordanian Aqaba City Airport, Jordan to Istanbul, Turkey and made an emergency landing at Cairo International Airport due to technical problems. COM INC
24 Mar A330-200 London Heathrow, UK 0 A/C operated from Lagos, Nigeria to Heathrow, UK. On approach maintaining 9000ft when the crew reported a technical problem. A/C landed safely on RWY27L. COM INC
26 Mar Cessna 150H Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay, WC, RSA 0 A/C made an emergency landing following engine failure, TRNG INC
27 Mar B737-400 Cape Town and OR Tambo, RSA 0 A/C departed Cape Town's runway 01 but damaged a tyre on departure. The a/c continued to FAOR, performed a low approach at FAOR to have the tyres inspected from the ground. The a/c landed safely. COM HAZ
28 Mar Twin Commanche Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Radio communications failure TRNG INC
28 Mar TBA N1 highway near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, RSA 0 A/C had to make an emergency landing next to the highway, nobody was injured PVT INC
31 Mar A332 Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt 0 The A/C, on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo, suffered a technical problem and began leaking fuel in the air. The plane made an emergency landing in Sharm el-Sheikh, there were no injuries, COM INC
31 Mar Tiger Moth Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Engine failure on take-off PVT OCC
31 Mar Twin Commanche Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Electrical failure TRNG


HAZARDS & INCIDENTS INVOLVING ROTOR WING AIRCRAFT DURING MAR 2016
HAZ INC DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATAL ITIES CIRCUMSTANCES OP TYPE
NIL


AERODROME HAZARDS
Goma, DRC
Construction Hazards. Unmanned aircraft. Very poor ATC. Possible volcanic activity. Ground based Navaids serviceable but not calibrated. Birds

Libreville, Gabon
Poor ATC coupled with inadequate navaids. Poor Marshalling combined with inappropriate behaviour of drivers on the ramp and taxiways.

Kadugli, Sudan
Poor ATC control of aircraft in the area. The runway is breaking up with only small areas in use for safe landing.

Juba, Sudan
Very poor ATC. Crews must be on the lookout for other aircraft in their vicinity. Vehicular traffic not obeying any regulations in terms of overtaking aircraft on taxiways and weaving in and out of aircraft on the apron.

Bunia, DRC
Adverse weather caused by the ITCZ.

Kisangani, DRC
Birds

Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
Birds (Guinea Fowl)

Rand Airport, GP, RSA
Birds (Guinea Fowl)

Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire
Birds (Falcons)


4. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING


Blake Emergency Services is the International Crisis Management and Contingency Planning Consultancy who, although based in the UK, have serious experience in Africa having handled accidents, incidents, counselling, repatriation, DNA sampling and confirmation, in amongst others Lagos, Nigeria; Fez, Morocco; Pointe Noire, Congo; Moroni, Comores; Maputo, Mozambique and more recently Ukraine for MH017, Air Asia and Mali for Air Algerie. Please go to www.blakeemergency.com or contact rethea.mitchell@blakeemergency.com


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Blake Emergency Services please contact Rethea at the address given above.


An Emergency Response Plan is a required section of your SMS and may also be added to your Operations Manual.

A conference for existing and prospective clients is being arranged for the end of 2016. We will publish details when they become available.



5. HENLEY/GLOBAL AVIATION TRAINING


Should you wish to make a booking for any of these courses please contact Candice on 011 024 5446 or by email to
candice@gaconsultants.net


DATES COURSE LECTURER COST EXCL. VAT PER DELEGATE
04 April 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
04 April 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
11&12 April 2016 Quality Assurance Auditor Course Dan Drew R 2,720-00
18 & 19 April 2016 Human Factors - AME and CRM initial Dr. Joel Hughes R 2,720-00
22 April 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
22 April 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
03 May 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
03 May 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
09 &10 May 2016 Quality Assurance Auditor Course Dan Drew R 2,720-00
23 & 24 May 2016 Human Factors - AME and CRM initial Dr. Joel Hughes R 2,720-00
24 May 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
24 May 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00


Notes:
Cost per delegate includes all training materials, refreshments and lunch. Attendees paying in cash on the day are eligible for a 10% discount Both Recurrent CRM and Dangerous Goods Training Courses are available upon request - even at short notice.

On request we also offer - Air Cargo Security (Part 108), Health and Safety (Medical), Cargo and Warehouse Security, Risk Management & Investigations, First Aid and the Law, Emergency Response, Incident Response, Operations Control, Emergency Response and Family Assistance training together with the writing of Emergency Response Plans and Procedures training is now offered through Blake Emergency Services. For more information, please contact Rethea on
rethea.mitchell@blakeemergency.com




6. AFRICA GETS ITS FIRST SOLAR POWERED AIRPORT


(CNN) -South Africa has ramped up its green credentials by unveiling the continent's first solar-powered airport. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport will meet 41% of its energy demand from a brand new 200 square meter solar power plant built on its grounds. The facility, which was officially launched last week, has 3,000 photovoltaic modules, and will gradually increase capacity to deliver 750Kw power when it reaches full production.

It cost just over a million dollars to build, and is part of South Africa's commitment to introduce a mix of energy sources to all its airports. "As an airports management company running nine airports nationally, part of our strategic objective is to minimize our environmental impact," Skhumbuzo Macozoma, Chairman of the Airports Company South Africa Board said in a statement.

"Harnessing solar power is a viable cleaner energy source which contributes towards diversifying the energy mix. This plant will ensure that the airport is self-sustaining in terms of its power needs, and will eventually extend to the broader community within the George municipality," he added.

The airport serves the Western Cape town of George which lies in the heart of the scenic Garden Route, famous for its lush vegetation and lagoons which are dotted along the landscape. It handles over 600,000 passengers a year, many of them tourists, but it's also a national distribution hub for cargo such as flowers, fish, oysters, herbs and ferns.

The clean energy initiative follows in the footsteps of India's Cochin International airport -- the world's first entirely solar powered airport, and Galapagos Ecological Airport, built in 2012 to run solely on Sun and wind power. The George Airport project is the latest in the string of alternative energy investments designed to help relieve the burden of irregular electricity supply, which has long plagued parts of Africa.

Around 635 million people, or 57% of the population, are estimated to live without power on the continent, with that number climbing to 68% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Last year, a UK start-up collaborated with Shell to build a solar-powered soccer pitch in the Nigerian city of Lagos, but governments are also increasingly harnessing the Sun's energy for major infrastructure projects.

Last month, Morocco switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar plant when it's completed. It is predicted to power one million homes by 2018. In Rwanda, a $23.7 million solar plant has increased the country's generation capacity by 6% and lighting up 15,000 homes.



7. ICAO ADOPTS NEW DISTRESS CIRCUMSTANCE AIRCRAFT TRACKING REQUIREMENTS


Mar 7, 2016 Aaron Karp - ICAO has adopted new aircraft tracking provisions, including a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances.

On the eve of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO announced that its 36-member state governing council had adopted amendments to the Chicago Convention related to aircraft operations "aimed at preventing the loss of commercial aircraft experiencing distress in remote locations." The new provisions are separate from ICAO's proposal for airlines to adhere to a standard of reporting aircraft position at least once every 15 minutes when in oceanic or remote airspace.

ICAO originally planned for that standard to become applicable in November 2016, but the applicability date for the 15-minute reporting requirement has been pushed back to November 2018, according to ICAO spokesman Anthony Philbin. IATA, among others, had questioned whether it was feasible to implement the reporting requirement as soon as this year. All of the new standards announced March 7 relating to distress circumstances will take effect by 2021, ICAO said. Some of the requirements will take effect sooner, but there is "varying applicability" for the provisions owing to technical issues, Philbin told ATW.

ICAO said in a statement that the new distress circumstance requirements primarily cover three areas:
1) Aircraft will be required to carry tracking devices "which can autonomously transmit location information at least once every minute in distress circumstances."
2) Aircraft will be required to be equipped "with a means to have flight recorder data recovered and made available in a timely manner."
3) Cockpit voice recordings will be required to be extended to 25 hours "so that they cover all phases of flight for all types of operations."

ICAO is not dictating how airlines comply with the new requirements, which will be performance-based rather than technology specific, "meaning that airlines and aircraft manufacturers may consider all available and emerging technologies which can deliver the one-minute location tracking requirement specified," ICAO stated. The new requirements related to distress circumstances "are consistent with the findings and recommendations of the multidisciplinary ad-hoc working group ICAO formed after Malaysia Airlines MH370 went missing in March 2014," ICAO council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said in a statement, adding that the new standards will "greatly contribute to aviation's ability to ensure that similar disappearances never occur again."

Aliu said the "new provisions will ensure that in the case of an accident the location of the site will be known immediately to within six nautical miles, and that investigators will be able to access the aircraft's flight recorder data promptly and reliably."


8. AIRPLANE PILOTS ASK FOR SUPPORT WITH DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION.


The association of Dutch pilots VNV is calling for peer-operated self-help groups to help pilots suffering from depression or battling with addiction, ANP reports.

This follows a report by the French safety board regarding the Germanwings plane crash last year. Co-pilot Ernst Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane. According to the report, he showed Symptoms indicating psychotic depression for some time and previously visited several doctors, but none of them warned the aviation authorities.

The French safety board therefore believes that international regulations are necessary in cases where the health of a patient could cause a risk for public safety. In the case of pilots, this would mean that medical confidentially will have to be breached.

The Dutch pilots think that this is a bad idea. They fear that it will only result in pilots keeping their depression or addiction a secret, for fear of losing their jobs. When asked about psychological complaints, pilots will simply give socially desirable responses to keep their jobs.

The VNV states that since the 70's they've had good experiences in helping members suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction through self-help groups operated by their peers. In most cases they overcame their addiction. This same format can be used to help pilots struggling with psychological problems. "It is important for a pilot that he dares to seek help and may return to his job after a successful treatment", a spokesperson for the association said to the news wire.

The VNV expects to soon reach an agreement on this with the airlines and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environments. The VNV represents some 5 thousand Dutch pilots.


9. NEWS FROM THE JOHANNESBURG AIRPORTS


Users of the Johannesburg aerodromes must be aware of the fact that they all take Aviation Safety and AVSEC seriously. If you want to use these airports as a Pilot or are employed in any way on them, then we would recommend that you make yourself aware of Part 139 in the SACARs and the Rules and Regulations applicable to that particular aerodrome. Be prepared for fines being levied if you breach any of the SARPs.

RAND AIRPORT, GERMISTON - www.randairport.co,za
Next Safety Meeting - Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 09.00 in the Old Customs Hall
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers found to be speeding on airside will have their access remote taken from them.
# Vehicles being driven on airside must carry proper mandatory insurance cover
# All delivery vehicles and visiting vehicles requiring access to airside MUST be escorted from the access gate to the premises and then after closure of their business back to the gate for egress.
# Cranes are not allowed onto Rand Airport unless their use has been specifically authorised by airport management
# All operators are required to report Bird Strikes to the Safety Office even if there has been no structural damage to the aircraft as a result of the strike.
#Fuel must not be "trucked" into Rand Airport from other sources. Should there be a special requirement permission must be sought from the Airport Manager. The previous "block" method of charging landing fees will now cease with a discount being given to Rand Airport Air BP Customers which will amount to the same charges being levied as under the block system.

LANSERIA AIRPORT -
www.lanseriaairport.co.za

Next Safety, Security and Stakeholders Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 12.00 in the LIA Training School.
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers shall obey the published speed limits which are 30 on airside and 40 on landside - these have been enforced as from 1st May 2015


GRAND CENTRAL AIRPORT, MIDRAND

Next Safety Meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 12.00 in the Boardroom
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers found to be speeding on airside will have their access revoked




10. SAFETY AND SECURITY


It is recommended that Pilots, Engineers and other Staff working in French speaking parts of Africa take extra care when socialising in areas where ex-patriots meet up.


11. SAAFA DONATIONS


Should you wish to make a donation to this more than worthy cause then please pay it (via EFT or as a deposit) into;
Standard Bank Bedford Gardens; Bank Code 018 305; Account Name: SA Air Force Association (JHB Branch); Account Number: 022 605 568. You may use either your Company or Individual name along with the word donation as the reference.


12. FINALE


Suspected aircraft engine cover found in South Africa

MH370 Another debris suspected to be an aircraft component has been found in South Africa, according to Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai. In a statement, the Minister said the debris was found in Mosselbay, but additional examination and analysis is required to determine whether it belongs to the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370. "The Transport Ministry and the Department of Civil Aviation are in close contact with the South African Civil Aviation Authority on this matter. "A team will be dispatched to retrieve the debris," Liow said that based on initial reports, the debris may have come from an inlet cowling of an aircraft engine. An inlet cowling is a ring-shaped cover that sits around the front section of an aircraft engine, and serves to protect the engine components inside.

A search for the missing Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is still ongoing in the South Indian Ocean. It was last seen on March 8, 2014 with 239 persons on board on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Since then, numerous sightings of debris thought to be from MH370 has been reported. However, only one of these have been confirmed to have originated from MH370 - a flaperon recovered from Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar, on July 2015. A flaperon is a control surface on the aircraft's main wing. It helps the aircraft roll left and right, as well as increases lift during low-speed flight such as take-off and landing.


SITUATIONS VACANT.


If you are interested and qualified, please send your CV to
global@gaconsultants.net


Part Time Consultant Air Safety Officers required who comply with the requirements of SA CARS Part 135, Part 121, Part 127, Part 140, Part 141 and Part 145 - must have had appropriate SMS training, previous experience and preferably been approved by the South African Air Services Licencing Council.

Part Time Quality Assurance Consultants required who are appropriately qualified and comply with the requirements of Part 135, Part 121, Part 127, Part 140, Part 141 and Part 145.

Part Time Aviation Security Consultant required who is appropriately qualified for RSA and International Operations





Can we help you with your aviation safety and / or quality requirements?
Under SA CAR 140.01.2 if you and your organisation hold one of the following:
# a category 4 or higher aerodrome licence;
# an ATO approval;
# an aircraft maintenance organisation approval;
# a manufacturing organisation approval ;
# an ATSU approval;
# a design organisation approval;
# an AOC issued in terms of Part 121, 127, 135, 141;
# a procedure design organisation approval; and
# an electronic services organisation approval,

then you shall establish a Safety Management System for the control and supervision of the services rendered or to be rendered by that organisation.

If you do not already have an approved Air Safety Officer and an approved Safety Management System then please contact us for assistance.

We, at Global Aviation Consultants, deliver the following SA CAA Approved training courses for Air Safety Officers at Rand Airport;

#Safety Management Systems
# Integrated Safety Officer Course
# Quality Assurance Auditor
# Crew Resource Management (Initial and Recurrent)
# Dangerous Goods
# Human Factors for AME's

Should your operation be of a size whereby the full time employment of an Air Safety Officer and/or Quality Assurance Officer is not financially viable then we can provide you with Consultants who have previously held Air Services Licensing Council approval. We can also provide you with a tailor made SA CAA approved Safety Management System and all SA CAA required Manuals for your operation.

For further information on how we can help you please contact Rethea or Candice in Hanger 6, Rand Airport, Germiston on 011-024-5446/7 or e-mail
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