The ATR72 operated a commercial flight from Kannur to Hubli airport. During the first approach runway 26, the aircraft touched down on the runway and bounced consecutively four times. The crew initiated a “Go-Around”. During the second approach, the aircraft bounced consecutively three times, before coming to rest on the runway. The crew switched off the engines on the runway and requested assistance from the ground staff.
An operator encountered a lateral runway excursion. In this particular event the aircraft sustained minor landing gear damage but the contributing factors are in common with more serious incidents associated with adverse weather conditions (heavy precipitation, reduced visibility and a wet runway). This highlights the benefit of threat and error management training.
By European regulation (CAT.OP.MPA.260), the captain is responsible to verify before each flight that the aircraft carries at least the planned amount of usable fuel to complete the flight safely, considering the expected operating conditions. This article provides guidance on the recommended fuel policy utilising the aircraft fuel quantity indication system and the fuel uplift calculation.
Updated in Dec 2021. In the current context, you may need to temporarily switch to cargo operations, using the cabin to transport freight. While this may require the formal authorization from your local authorities, you will find in this article useful advice for establishing these operations in a safe manner.
Actualizado diciembre 2021. En el contexto actual, es posible que deba adaptar temporalmente su operación al transporte de carga usando la cabina de pasajeros. Si bien esto puede requerir la autorización de la Autoridad Nacional competente, encontrará en este artículo consejos útiles para establecer estas operaciones de una manera segura.
The ATR fleet has encountered serious events of intentional continuous descent below the published glide path and without confirming the visual reference. This article provides a pilot’s perspective of the challenges our flight crews face on a daily basis and emphasizes the key safety barriers identified in our industry.
ATR recently updated the Maintenance Procedure to be performed following Abnormal Runway Contact at landing, including Hard Landing events. It is the opportunity to provide the highlights of these changes.
The importance of active monitoring is a recurrent key messages provided during ATR Flight Safety conferences. Presentations such as “Watch your speed in cruise”, “Watch your speed in approach” and “Prevention of loss of control” all emphasized this point.
"Managing every approach safely" is the theme of the second Flight Safety Connection TV broadcast: have a look at the video as well as the Q&As.
In the 2018 Flight Safety conference we provided an update on all aspects of cabin safety related to Stairs, Loading, Interphone / Public Address, Communication when wearing oxygen masks, Protecting Breathing Equipment (PBE), Lithium batteries and Cabin Crew Operating Manual Issue 4 (CCOM).
LOC-I remains a threat to the industry. We provide recommendations specific to the ATR fleet to prevent such occurrences including updated FCOM/QRH procedures.
A growing threat in the industry is the risk of abrupt manuevres as a result of dual inputs on the control column. ATR provides recommendations to help flight crews prevent such events.
The power of data ! While focusing on three topics ATPCS dynamic test, dual inputs and decelerated approaches, we highlight the power of data to analyse trends before more serious events ocurr.
We provide recommendations to avoid spurious engine fire warnings during descent. We extended the presentation to consider the benefits of standardised approaches.
Investigation feedback is key to prevent re-occurrence. Controlled Flights into Terrain remain a threat to the industry hence we share this feedback from this investigation.
On any given ATR passenger flight there maybe over a 100 lithium battery devices in the passenger cabin. ATR strongly recommends ATR customers continually update their lithium fire procedures for cabin crew members.