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Defining Meaningful Safety Performance Indicators

Safety performance indicators within management systems are useful tools for allowing an organisation to measure progress – and continuous improvement – of safety topics. This is as true for airlines and airports as it is for national oversight bodies. Although these indicators are extremely useful,...

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To70 Joins Wings for Aid Project Team

Aviation Consulting firm To70 has signed an agreement with the Wings for Aid Foundation to join its project team working on the development and implementation of its automated unmanned cargo aircraft for humanitarian aid. Wings for Aid is working to develop the aircraft for aid supply...

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TO70’S Civil Aviation Safety Review 2016

It was another good year for civil aviation safety, despite several recent front-page air crashes. Accident rates are again lower than previous years, with fatal accidents to commercial passenger airliners at 0.18 per million flights. That is equal to about one in every five million...

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Why Aviation Safety Experts Don’t Talk About Accidents

When a commercial aircraft is lost, the media erupts in frenetic demands for immediate answers to what happened and why. And often it is everyone but the accident investigators and other aviation safety professionals who are quick to give an opinion. Their silence is for good...

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A few facts about 100 years of Schiphol

Schiphol, founded in March 1916 as a military aerodrome, is not the oldest airport in the Netherlands; Soesterberg is. However, Soesterberg, open since 1913 only has glider flights these days. Schiphol has grown in 100 years to a major international airport moving over 55 million...

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Unlawful Interference

“More than 900 airline passengers 'murdered' in past two years” was the headline in a recent article in the UK newspaper: “The Independent”. The article was based on a set of aviation safety statistics for 2015 prepared by To70. ‘Murder’ is not a phrase we...

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Aviation safety review: facts and improvements

Any accident involving any form of public transport will make the news bulletins. The reason is simple: when a train, bus or airplane crashes a large number of people are involved. And this large number of people has an even bigger number of friends and...