Going digital – Yammer

In continuation of keeping its commitment to Safety, the Operational Safety division has launched a digital platform for sharing the latest news on Flight Safety – Yammer. Users can register to this site using their official email id and be up to date with the latest happenings, initiate discussions and participate in safety related surveys. Just log on to Yammer using you Kuwait Airways email id, and join the “Flight Safety and Quality Assurance” group to receive the latest updates. Published by: Flight Safety & Quality Assurance Division (OE) Safety bulletin team: Captain Mudid Al OtaibiCaptain Abdul Malek Al HattabSridhar…

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SMS Reporting System

Effective safety reporting of hazards by operational personnel is an important cornerstone of the management of safety. Therefore, an operational environment in which operational personnel have been trained and are constantly encouraged to report hazards is the prerequisite for effective safety reporting. All KAC employees are encouraged to use the SMS reporting system to report any safety concerns that they come across. The reporting system can be accessed from the official website of Kuwait Airways. Published by: Flight Safety & Quality Assurance Division (OE) Safety bulletin team: Captain Mudid Al OtaibiCaptain Abdul Malek Al HattabSridhar ManthaFor feedback: kwioeku@kuwaitairways.com Tel: (+965)…

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Safety Culture Survey

The online Safety Culture Survey for deck crew has been successfully completed. An initiative like this would not have been possible without close co-operation between various departments. The FS&QA division would like to extend its gratitude to all the participants of the survey for sharing your valuable inputs. Your feedback is essential to improve the Safety culture of our airline. Special thanks to Captain Abdul Malek Hattab, Mr. Ramesh Chickanna, Mr. Maxim Castelino and Mr. Hassan Mohamad Nadar for making this survey possible and handling the entire process very efficiently. The survey responses are currently being reviewed and the results…

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A320 Rejected Takeoff – DXB

 KU 673 departed Kuwait terminal 4 for R/W 33R via taxiway W22/W1/W14/W11/E8/E1. Taxi & runway conditions at Kuwait airport were dry. Both pilots complained during taxi out of Kuwait that taxiways are rough in general and particularly the part between taxiway E8 and E1. The flight landed in Dubai on runway 30L using low level braking and landing weight of 64,000 kgs. Weather during arrival: Reported windshear; TSRA-CB; W/V= 010/21 kts; Runway conditions wet. Aircraft taxied into (C) apron via exit K8 – then taxi way W and X. The flight taxied out after a brief transit time for runway…

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Fatigue Risk Management System

ICAO defines Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) as “a data-driven means of continuously monitoring and maintaining fatigue related safety risks, based upon scientific principles and knowledge as well as operational experience that aims to ensure relevant personnel are performing at adequate levels of alertness”. Crew member fatigue is now acknowledged as a hazard that predictably degrades various types of human performance and can contribute to aviation accidents and incidents. Fatigue is inevitable in 24/7 operations because the human brain and body function optimally with unrestricted sleep at night. Therefore, as fatigue cannot be eliminated, it must be managed. Fatigue management…

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Cabin Depressurization

Loss of pressurisation is a potentially serious emergency in an aircraft flying at the normal cruising altitude for most jet passenger aircraft. Loss of cabin pressure, or depressurisation, is normally classified as explosive, rapid, or gradual based on the time interval over which cabin pressure is lost. The cabins of modern passenger aircraft are pressurised in order to create an environment which is physiologically suitable for humans (Aircraft Pressurisation Systems). Maintaining a pressure difference between the outside and the inside of the aircraft places stress on the structure of the aircraft. The higher the aircraft flies, the higher the pressure…

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دورة علوم الطيران

بدء التسجيل في دورة علوم الطيران التجاري اعتبارا من اليوم الأربعاء الموافق 21/08/2019 وحتى السبت الموافق 24/08/2019 عدا يوم الجمعه. علما بأن الدورة ستبدأ يوم الأحد القادم 25/08/2019.

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نبذة عن أنشطة الجمعية

ركن الطيران التشبيهي يستقبل ركن الطيران التشبيهي بجمعية الطيارين ومهندسي الطيران الكويتية طلاب وطالبات المرحلة الإبتدائية من سن (10) سنوات وحتى سن (12) عام لتلقي معلومات أولية عن الطيران للمهتمين بدراسة الطيران في المستقبل والتعريف بمستقبل تلك المهنة الهامة ذات الطلب الواسع عليها من شركات الطيران العاملة بمنطقة الخليج عامة والخطوط الجوية الكويتية بصفة خاصة وكذلك تلقى التدريب على أجهزة الطيران التشبيهي المتوفرة بالجمعية لهذا الغرض .     هذا وتفتح الجمعية أبوابها لجميع المهتمين بمجال الطيران: ـ صباحا من الساعة الثامنة وحتى الساعة الثانية عشر ظهرا    هذا وقد استقبلت الجمعية من طلاب المرحلة الإبتدائية ما يقارب 45000 طالب وطالبه…

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Runway Safety – Incursions

A Runway Incursion is defined as “Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take off of aircraft”. (ICAO Doc 4444 – PANSATM). The ‘incorrect presence’ may results from the failure of a pilot or vehicle driver to comply with a valid ATC clearance or their compliance with an inappropriate ATC clearance. A runway incursion increases the probability of a collision and subsequent damage, as usually at least one of the aircraft involved will be travelling at high speed. One of…

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