Standards for passenger evacuation from aircraft not upated finds USA audit.

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The current standard is to demonstrate that the aircraft can be evacuated by all passengers in 90 seconds using half the exits. There have been increasing number of evacuations where it has been observed that the pasengers were carrying their personal belogings or delaying the evacuation to collect their belongings.The test scenario is conducted with motivated volunteers who have been briefed on the scenario. However a real evacuation with changing passenger profile will present different challenges.FAA largely updates its evacuation standards only after accidents, and its last update that was based on an accident occurred in 1991. FAA also has not conducted sufficient research on passenger behaviors and seat dimensions to determine how they affect evacuation standards. Furthermore, FAA does not collect comprehensive data from evacuations or data from aircraft model certifications to identify emerging risks and needs for regulation updates.Read the full report here FAA’s Process for U…

Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport, no casualties




An Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said, adding that fire has been contained and none of the crew or ground staff were harmed.

The cause of the incident was under investigation, Ethiopian Airlines said in a Facebook post. The aircraft was on a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago, it added.

Pictures and videos circulating on Chinese social media showed heavy smoke pouring from an Ethiopian aircraft and a large section of the upper fuselage appeared scorched.

After the fire broke, flights bound for Shanghai Pudong International Airport were diverted to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, said aviation data provider Variflight. 

As reported by Reuters

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  1. There are a few people who are not trainable. They are in the wrong profession. They remain poor and will remain as potential hazzard in appropriate circumstances. As long as they hold necessary certificates despite their poor record they can be hired. In unionized environment they even get protection as is visible now in PIA crash.

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  2. Guess you posted it under the wrong news

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