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PREmIUm oN SAfETy ISSUE 09 yEAR 2012 INSURING SAfE SKIES IN THIS ISSUE Wide Awake 03 Accident Prevention: Safety Hang-Ups 04 flight Vis: SmS and the Need for Innovation 05 Safety Brief: Runway Excursions 06 ASI message: Interference from the Cabin 07 medical emergency awareness A mESSAGE fRom USAIG Greetings! Welcome to the new Premium on Safety, now in digital format! If you’re a first-time reader, you may be proving some points that drove the change: Mailed newsletters often miss many in the intended audience, and e-media has blossomed into a preferred information pathway. We can now “e-deliver” Premium on Safety directly to readers like you who value a safety quarterly that thoughtfully inspires, informs, and supports the cause of aviating safely. A special thank you goes to Cliff Jenkins, Director of Aviation at Milliken & Company, Inc., our launch contributor to “Flight Vis,” a new feature that will share insights on safety issues directly from professionals operating on aviation’s front lines. We hope you enjoy. Fly smart, and fly safe! Preparing for in-flight medical emergencies By LEE SmITH Every year, corporate and charter flight crewmembers train to handle all sorts of unlikely mechanical failures on their aircraft. However, another consideration should be what happens Having the CEO go through training on cabin emergencies might seem Paul Ratté Director of Aviation Safety Programs, USAIG comical, but it could save the day for another passenger, particularly in operations without flight attendants. when it’s a passenger under their charge with an in-flight irregularity rather than an engine. These crewmembers may have spent their careers learning the proper actions to take when confronted with weather at minimums or a thunderstorm to deviate around, but medical emergencies are typically far outside of their area of expertise. For operations under FAR parts 91, 91K, and 135 there are hardly any regulatory requirements relating to medical emergency equipment. FAR 91.513(d) requires turbojets, fractional aircraft, and aircraft of more than 12,500lb MTOW to carry a minimal first aid kit, and FAR 135.177(a)(1) requires a minimal first aid kit be carried on aircraft having more than 19 seats under FAR Part 135. It is therefore left to the individual flight departments to determine whether any additional equipment should be carried on-board to assist in a possible future medical emergency. AirFlite, Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota, is an example of a flight department with a proactive attitude toward handling in-flight medical emergencies that is perfectly tailored to their unique demands. AirFlite operates a fleet of Gulfstream aircraft on frequent overseas trips under FAR Part 91 with the support of a flight attendant on all flights. Faced with the (continued on page 2)

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Premium On Safety - Issue 9, 2012

Premium On Safety - Issue 9, 2012
Wide Awake
Accident Prevention: Safety Hang-Ups
Flight Vis: SMS and the Need for Innovation
Safety Brief: Runway Excursions
ASI Message: Interference From the Cabin

Premium On Safety - Issue 9, 2012