This edition returns to the subject of passengers boarding before flight crew with a well-written argument from a reader and a rap on the knuckles for CHIRP. Also, passengers boarding before security checks are complete and anti-smoking policies.
Two reports from ATCOs: aircraft not achieving their ‘level by’ restrictions and the use of ‘overload’ and ‘high workload’ reports.
Pilots reporting for duty when they are unfit and cumulative fatigue – identifying an insidious threat to performance.
Other issues: Rescue & Firefighting Servce levels; an ICAO survey on NOTAMs, CHIRP’s hunt for a Director Aviation and the CHIRP drone / UAS reporting programme.