August 2010 - Posts
How could a smartphone improve the aviation industry.
The whole aviation industry is focused in cost reduce, to perform this task at the comunications they usually use a Nextel for his administrators. But the nextel phones profile were always very poor and with no much resource, Now the motorola announced the new i1, the frist smartphone that carries the PTT technology that uses the iDEN network.
Before, the blackbarry curve were the first choice for this task. Now we have the MOTOROLA i1
The use of an smartphone can help the administrators, managers and supervisors to a quicker comunication by the corporative e-mail and the PTT capability, using the GPS you can monitor your crew.
Android based (1.5) the phone has a lot of possibilities, 5mp camera, touchscreen, acelerometer, the phone is certified at the military standard 810F about heavy rain, dust, impact, totally sealed the corners are rubberized, the battery case has lockers to keep it sealed. The phone was designed to suport the use in a industrie.
I`m fully pleased with my new Motorola i1.
There is one thing that could be silly but works for me, the geo-tagging. when I take a picture the geo-tagging shows interact with the GPS and show me where I took it.
I usually take a lot of pictures in many cities, Component, structural repairs and this feature helps me to manage this photos.
I`ll show you in a few days.
Yesterday we had the biggest notice about our airline sector, the biggest brazilian airline TAM Airlines and the chile-based LAN announce an agreement to merge.
The merge will create the biggest south america airline, the richest airline in the world.
The LATAM airline will operate more than 220 airplanes and I`m sure that it scaries every other airline at the Brazil`s scenary.
I wonder if the VRG Airlines (GOL) CEO - Constantino Junior are pissed off.
I think that for the industry workers it is a very good new, more oportunities here and out of here, oportunities for the aeronautical industry.
There is an article at the july 2010 Business & Commercial Aviation magazine that shows the relation between distractions, interruptions or preoccupation with nonessentials and aviation accidents. - (http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/channel_bca.jsp?channel=bca)
The article about safety analizes the Colgan Air Bombardier DHC-8-400 on Feb. 12, 2009 that during a night instrument approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport stalled and crashed.
The flight data and voice recordes proves that during a conversation between the pilot in command and the co-pilot the aircraft stalled, when the stick shaker activated, the captain's improper aft controll column inputs led to an accelerated stall from which they could not recover.
The aircraft has a lot of sings and warnings to alert the flight crew about the possible situation.
The human brain has two ways to operate, the conscious control an the automatic system. For example, while you are learning how to drive, you became nervous, tired and felt like you can't do all that is needed. But, after some time of pratice and you are getting skilled, you usually don't think in with pedal should press, where is the shift or where I turn the lights on, all of this routine tasks become automated. In most of the real life tasks we use the both, letting the automatic system perform the tasks but the conscious control keep his supervision under the task.
That's the warning, the human brain CAN'T handle more than two tasks at a time. One in the automatic system with conscious control and another task with the conscious control only. For example, A skillful driver in a familiar car traveling along a familiar road can perform largely on automatic, leaving enough conscious capability to carry on a conversation. however, if the automatic system is allowed to operate without any supervision, it is vulnerable to certain types of error, especially a type of error called habit capture.
The Conscius control is required in four situations: When the task is novel, when the task is perceived to be critical, difficult or dangerous, when an automatic process must be overridden to prevent habit capture or when choosing among competing activities.
Lets take care of our actions, a simple distraction in a critical task has several consequances.