These are governed by natural forces on which Humans have no control. But there are certain steps which we can take to prevent our self from the damage. Aviation also highlights the fact how we aim to prevent our selves from any disaster.
Rules, Regulations and protocols are the building blocks of aviation. If an engineer ignores them then there can be serious lapses in the safety. There is nothing in this world costlier than a human life. No body in the world would like to die in an Air Crash. Therefore, to sustain human existence we have to keep Safety as our Priority.
With the advent of new CEO my job as a safety manager will become arduous. The new CEO has his own ideology and strategies in carrying forward the business. He has his opinion on safety which actually is not so encouraging. He has a mindset about safety in aircrafts which I've to try to influence. What I also know is that it won't be a cakewalk.
Now I've steer this flight of safety away from the turbulence of commercialization. The flight path not only has the dark clouds in the form of new policies but also strong winds as deadlines. It is one such flight which cannot be landed on the runway of experimentation or parked under the hangar of risk. It requires 100 percent dedication and there is no scope for error.
There are no new types of air crashes - only people with short memories. Every accident has its own forerunners, and every one happens either because somebody did not know where to draw the vital dividing line between the unforeseen and the unforeseeable or because well-meaning people deemed the risk acceptable.
In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.
- Wilbur Wright in a letter to his father, September 1900.
Before I begin to paint the image of safety on the canvas of aviation and illustrate its importance to my new CEO, I believe that every aspect of my work is like my own child and I've to take responsibility for it. So I've to anticipate my boss queries and be prepared to answer them in an ethical and precise way. So when my new CEO unequivocally explained that he wanted profits and nothing but profits and that in his dictionary there is no word called second chance. He would not tolerate any flight being cancelled due to maintenance on the aircraft. He had left me with only two options.
1. To be prepared to pack my bags and leave
2. To convince him in how maintenance is equal to more profits
While former option was easy but it wouldn't be of any help to me. So I had to stick to the latter. I had to prepare a concrete plan which would fulfill both of our whims. Sir, with due respect, I reciprocated, I appreciate your concern of profitability. But I would like to only stress on the fact that maintenance is equal to profits. I would like to corroborate my statement by giving you some examples.
In the past we had been getting complaints of malfunctioning air conditioning unit on our Boeing 737 series. Six out of 10 air crafts have such problems much to our ignominy. Because of this problem we have lost many of our frequent flyers. Some of the Pilots have refused to fly the plane. The paucity of apt spare parts simply adds fuel to the fire. But after such a pandemic problem of mal functioning of the A.C units, I along with board