My Captain and I were witnesses but also actors of a LOC-I situation (Loss Of Control In flight) at the end of a leg between Nuremberg (Germany) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in May, 2011. We were very fortunate to finally land the aircraft safely and to be able to talk about this incident. We’d like […]

Discussing UPRT at the EBAA Annual Safety Conference

ECAIR Aviation has been invited by EBAA to its yearly Annual Safety conference in Copenhagen. A vast array of topical matters has been addressed and discussed amongst panels and with a line-up of specialists. It brought together senior aviation professionals from regulators, manufacturers, business aviation operators and trade bodies from all over the world. ECAIR […]

Less loss of control in flight (LOC-I) accidents with more AOA indicators ?

  In this recent article published on the Pilot Training System website, the author Roger Rapoport quotes the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Earl Weener as making a powerful case for adding angle of attack indicators to all  aircraft. Long advocated by many commercial pilots, and strongly recommended by the French BEA team investigating […]

ECAIR partners with IFSA (French Institute for Air Safety) to help aircrew benefit from its UPRT expertise.

IFSA is at the forefront of technical and regulatory developments, and is offering trainings in the fields of prevention and investigation of air incidents and accidents. Among its references are the armed forces of several countries including France, airlines such as Air France or Royal Air Maroc and some industrial entities such as Airbus, Dassault, […]

Aviation insurers start to recognize the value of UPRT training

As reported by Aviation International News, safety training operators are starting to form partnerships with aviation insurers. With loss-of-control in-flight (LOC-I) being a major aviation safety issue, and hence also representing a major claims risk, it makes a lot of sense for insurance underwriters to encourage safety training efforts that lead to their clients having […]