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To70’s Civil Aviation Safety Review 2019: A Year Of Difficult Questions

To70’s annual Civil Aviation Safety Review examines accidents to large passenger aircraft used by most travellers. It includes all causes, whether technical failure, human error or unlawful interference. Despite a number of high profile accidents this year’s fatal accident rate is lower than the average...

Optimising Bow-Tie Use in Complex Organisations

How can an organisation get the most benefit from using the bow-tie methodology, especially when that organisation is quite complex? By integrating the tool fully into the company’s way of working, it becomes a powerful medium for obtaining relevant and broadly useful insights into the...

To70’s Civil Aviation Safety Review 2018

Sadly, the historical lack of fatal civil aviation accidents involving large turbojet-powered passenger aircraft in 2017 was not to be continued in 2018. In fact, the number rose to slightly above the most recent five-year average. Whilst aviation is still one of the safest modes...

Skills every aviation consultant needs

Even with my background and experience in the aviation industry, when I joined To70 in Singapore in 2017 as a Junior Aviation Consultant, the aviation consultancy business turned out to be a whole new world. Nine months into the job, each problem or issue the...

The dangerous relationship between wind turbines and aviation

Wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular as sources of renewable energy. And just as with airports, the preferred locations are far enough away from populated areas to minimise nuisance. If placed too close to airports, however, they create hazards to aviation, only some of which...

To70’s Civil Aviation Safety Review 2017

The past year has been another exceptionally good year for civil aviation safety. With only three fatal accidents to passenger airliners, all involving small turbo-prop planes, 2017 was much better than could reasonably (and statistically) be expected, and was again better than last year’s remarkable...

Aviation safety is not necessarily a numbers game

A Dutch newspaper recently labelled Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport the ‘record holder for dangerous incidents’ after comparing numbers of runway incursions reported at airports of similar size. This immediately prompted politicians demanding explanations. Whilst the article itself covered only runway incursions, that headline does give food...

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...