I’m always curious about what the aviation world is doing to improve the health of our flying community.
A few years ago I was doing a research project on how the aviation industry is building safety, which included looking at how many of the things we take for granted, like seatbelts, are actually necessary. Turns out this isn’t always the case. A pilot’s health is an important piece of information when it comes to a safety plan, but not necessarily in a good way.
One of the major problems with aviation is that the airlines and manufacturers don’t always make it clear to pilots how important it is to them. For example, one of the more frequent aircraft crashes we see is the crash of an airliner called U.S. AirAsia Flight 8501. In this crash a Boeing 767-300 (it was still in the 767 when the plane was disintegrating) made a crash landing in a busy airport.
The good news is that the aircraft was able to land safely. The bad news is that there is a hole in the fuselage that was supposed to be sealed by the pilot. This means that the fuselage and tail section of the plane can potentially fall out of the airplane and into the ground. Of course, if the fuselage and the tail section falls out before the airplane has completely recovered, that can cause a very serious accident.
But the good news is that the fuselage and the tail section of the plane can potentially fall out of the airplane and into the ground. Of course, if the fuselage and the tail section falls out before the airplane has completely recovered, that can cause a very serious accident.
In the old days of airliners, if the fuselage and the tail section of the airplane falls out before the airplane had completely recovered, it might not be recoverable. It was very common for airplanes to have to be rebuilt or replaced with a new one every so often. This is because when the fuselage and the tail section of the airplane falls out before the airplane had completely recovered, it was very commonly found that the fuselage and the tail section would not be recoverable.
But things have changed. Today, structural health monitoring is a standard practice for aircraft designs and construction. This means that it is now possible for aircraft designers and manufacturers to check structural health of their airplanes at the factory, in the factory, in the field, and even on the ground before a plane is actually manufactured.
The process of checking and repairing a structural problem is called a structural health monitoring (SHM). When a problem is discovered during a routine structural inspection, the aircraft must be repaired immediately, which means that it must be replaced entirely. When the structural health of a particular part is checked, this gives the designer or manufacturer the ability to better understand the aircraft’s design.
There is also a second process of structural health monitoring, called structural health monitoring SHM2. This is when a problem is discovered during a routine structural inspection, but the problem is not discovered during the structural inspection. This is done to protect the aircraft manufacturer from having to replace a part that was not damaged in the inspection.