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ATSB – more than just plane safety

I recently welcomed the re-appointment of Noel Hart as a Commissioner with the ATSB. Noel brings to the ATSB a lifetime of maritime-industry expertise as a qualified and experienced Master Mariner.

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Written by Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner at 1:00 PM

Avoidable accidents

Transport safety is a journey of continuous improvement. And while the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 dominates the media, we’re continuing to focus our attention on improving transport safety across aviation, marine and rail.

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Written by Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner at 10:00 AM

It’s a small world, after all

I was reminded of the term ‘global village’ this week, when I attended the ATSB’s course in human factors. There were 32 transport safety investigators in Canberra, all learning how human factors influence accidents. Human factors is basically the science of understanding why humans make mistakes and how we can prevent or minimise the impact of these mistakes in transport safety.

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Written by Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner at 10:29 AM
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Cautious optimism in search for MH370

On 26 June 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss announced a new high priority underwater search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. An international effort led by the ATSB is now mapping and will soon start searching this area.

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Written by Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner at 10:00 AM
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The search for MH370 continues

It’s now been more than 11 weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from air traffic control radar after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on a scheduled passenger service to Beijing.

Despite one of the most intensive and coordinated air and sea search efforts ever undertaken, there has not yet been any sign of the missing aircraft.

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Written by Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner at 4:00 PM
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