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US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell is confident MH370 will be found
Some things are just meant to be. For US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell, one of those things was to work on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Search for MH370
Updated 7 December 2016 ...
Preparing for the worst
It’s never pleasant contemplating the next major rail accident but ATSB investigators need to be prepared for when it happens.
ATSB investigators videos
In an uncompromising, timely and collective manner, the ATSB searches for truth to enhance transport safety.
ATSB investigator Ken Kell and Indonesian NTSC flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto
Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto is enhancing his flight data recovery and analysis skills during a placement at the ATSB.
ATSB’s Chief Commissioner, Greg Hood
In another year of growth in the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors, the ATSB has continued its role as Australia’s national transport safety investigator.
The AAIF course tailored for investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV)
This week, ATSB trainers are conducting Aircraft Accident Investigation Fundamental (AAIF) training in Vietnam.
SAAB 340 aircraft
Effective simulator training and robust failure management procedures proved invaluable to the passengers and crew of an early-morning Regional Express flight from Ballina, NSW, on 23 August 2016.
Indonesia’s NTSC, Ucu Suherman, human factors safety investigator
From flight attendant to human factors safety investigator, Indonesia’s Ucu Suherman has already helped halve the death toll resulting from one of her country’s most popular events.
Aircraft spraying a field
The ATSB has reinforced a warning to pilots involved in aerial application after a spate of wirestrikes in the past month.
Damaged smartphone
Aircraft passengers are being urged to take extra care of their electronic devices onboard aircraft following two separate safety incidents involving crushed smartphones.
Finland’s Safety Investigation Authority Human Factors Investigator, Dr Hannu Hanninen
Human factors have long played a role in the life of Finland’s Safety Investigation Authority Human Factors Investigator, Dr Hannu Hanninen.
The use of drones in safety investigations has the potential to significantly reduce costs and improve investigator safety.
The ATSB will boost its investigation capability with the imminent deployment of a new remotely piloted aerial system (or drone).
Generic image of commercial pilot
The ATSB is seeking the views and opinions of pilots to help us identify areas for safety enhancements in aviation.
International investigators learn limits of human performance
Safety investigators from around the world will converge in Canberra this month to take part in the ATSB’s Human Factors for Transport Safety Investigators course.
ATSB senior research analyst Dave Wilson
ATSB senior research analyst Dave Wilson is working on a research investigation that will raise awareness of potential weather-related risks among pilots and also examine the effectiveness of rules that have been in place for more than 30 years.
Airport Safety Week, 17–21 October 2016
The ATSB is concentrating on the risk of wildlife strike during the 2016 Airport Safety Week.
Carl racing in Australia
ATSB communications manager Carl Fellows has put his demons to bed after finishing the famous Hawaii Ironman on his third attempt.
Visitors to the 19th Marine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia (MAIFA) conference in Canberra
ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood today welcomed international visitors to the 19th Marine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia (MAIFA) conference in Canberra.
Dr David Warren
Inventor of the “black box” flight recorder, Dr David Warren AO, has been posthumously recognised with the prestigious Dr Edward Warner aviation award.
Air Tractor AT-502B aircraft. Source: AAAA
The ATSB says pilots continue to collide with known wires in aerial application, including agricultural spraying, spreading and firefighting.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2016
As the national transport safety investigator, the ATSB deals with reports of many different types of events—some of these involve self-harm.
Maule MT-7 aircraft, VH-DRS, near Noosa, Qld
A hard landing of a Maule MT-7-235 aircraft at Greenfields airstrip near Noosa in Queensland on 16 May 2016 highlights why it’s important for pilots to conduct a go-around when in doubt.
Blaclkall Aiport, Queensland
Enhanced safety actions will help reduce risks for aircraft and ambulance operators at Blackall Airport in Queensland.
Burnt and crushed personal electronic device (PED)
An effective response to an emergency situation ensured the safe arrival of Qantas Airbus A380 flight QF7 from Sydney to Dallas, Texas, on 15 May this year.
Boeing 787 galley
Correct management of an abnormal situation and effective crew coordination ensured the safe return of a United Airlines Boeing 787 to Sydney on 17 April this year.
 
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Some things are just meant to be. For US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell, one of those things was to work on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 
Updated 7 December 2016 ...
 
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It’s never pleasant contemplating the next major rail accident but ATSB investigators need to be prepared for when it happens.
 
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In an uncompromising, timely and collective manner, the ATSB searches for truth to enhance transport safety.
 
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Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto is enhancing his flight data recovery and analysis skills during a placement at the ATSB.
 
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In another year of growth in the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors, the ATSB has continued its role as Australia’s national transport safety investigator.
 
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This week, ATSB trainers are conducting Aircraft Accident Investigation Fundamental (AAIF) training in Vietnam.
 
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Effective simulator training and robust failure management procedures proved invaluable to the passengers and crew of an early-morning Regional Express flight from Ballina, NSW, on 23 August 2016.
 
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From flight attendant to human factors safety investigator, Indonesia’s Ucu Suherman has already helped halve the death toll resulting from one of her country’s most popular events.
 
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The ATSB has reinforced a warning to pilots involved in aerial application after a spate of wirestrikes in the past month.
 
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Aircraft passengers are being urged to take extra care of their electronic devices onboard aircraft following two separate safety incidents involving crushed smartphones.
 
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Human factors have long played a role in the life of Finland’s Safety Investigation Authority Human Factors Investigator, Dr Hannu Hanninen.
 
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The ATSB will boost its investigation capability with the imminent deployment of a new remotely piloted aerial system (or drone).
 
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The ATSB is seeking the views and opinions of pilots to help us identify areas for safety enhancements in aviation.
 
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Safety investigators from around the world will converge in Canberra this month to take part in the ATSB’s Human Factors for Transport Safety Investigators course.
 
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ATSB senior research analyst Dave Wilson is working on a research investigation that will raise awareness of potential weather-related risks among pilots and also examine the effectiveness of rules that have been in place for more than 30 years.
 
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The ATSB is concentrating on the risk of wildlife strike during the 2016 Airport Safety Week.
 
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ATSB communications manager Carl Fellows has put his demons to bed after finishing the famous Hawaii Ironman on his third attempt.
 
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ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood today welcomed international visitors to the 19th Marine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia (MAIFA) conference in Canberra.
 
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Inventor of the “black box” flight recorder, Dr David Warren AO, has been posthumously recognised with the prestigious Dr Edward Warner aviation award.
 
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The ATSB says pilots continue to collide with known wires in aerial application, including agricultural spraying, spreading and firefighting.
 
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As the national transport safety investigator, the ATSB deals with reports of many different types of events—some of these involve self-harm.
 
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A hard landing of a Maule MT-7-235 aircraft at Greenfields airstrip near Noosa in Queensland on 16 May 2016 highlights why it’s important for pilots to conduct a go-around when in doubt.
 
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Enhanced safety actions will help reduce risks for aircraft and ambulance operators at Blackall Airport in Queensland.
 
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An effective response to an emergency situation ensured the safe arrival of Qantas Airbus A380 flight QF7 from Sydney to Dallas, Texas, on 15 May this year.
 
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Correct management of an abnormal situation and effective crew coordination ensured the safe return of a United Airlines Boeing 787 to Sydney on 17 April this year.
 
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The ATSB found that a track was accessed by a workgroup without an assessment of risks and without the establishment of appropriate risk controls.
 
 
 
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