Author Archives: Shem Malmquist FRAeS

About Shem Malmquist FRAeS

B-777 Captain. Air Safety and Accident Investigator. Previous experience includes Flight Operations Duty Officer, Assistant Chief Pilot. Line Check Airman, ALPA Aircraft Technical and Engineering Chairman, Aircraft Performance and Designs Committee MEC Chair, Charting and Instrument Procedures Committee, Group Leader-Commercial Aviation Safety Team-Joint Safety Implementation Team (CAST)-Loss of Control-Human Factors and Automation, CAST-JSIT- Aircraft State Awareness. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, full Member of ISASI, AIAA, IEEE, HFES, FSF, AFA and the Resilience Engineering Association.

Take a Fatigue “Selfie”!

In a previous article I discussed cognitive bias as it relates to flight operations. Although I just hinted at this in the previous article, let me be clear now: Fatigue will exacerbate all of the negative aspects of cognitive bias. … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

Several years ago I wrote an article on the importance of proper phraseology.  You can read that article here. For those interested, you may like the following conference.

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Know your aircraft – System Training

  System training.  This is part of the curriculum when learning any new aircraft.  Why is it important to talk about here? In recent years there has been a trend towards less and less system training.  At one time we … Continue reading

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Just turn it off!

Several years ago my company had a number of senior pilots transitioning off of traditional “round dial” airplanes, such as the B-727 and DC-10 as the airplanes were being retired from the fleet.  The pilots were moving directly to the … Continue reading

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Talk and book signing following the film

For those interested and in the Tampa, FL area on December 3rd, I will be doing  a talk and book signing following the film.  See below for details.

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Practical Methods for Accident Investigation

In my previous article I posted a link to a paper I had written originally in 2014 and presented at a conference for the South East Regional meeting of ISASI.  The topic of investigations came up last Spring when I … Continue reading

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Just Culture Accident Model

At the time I wrote this I was working with various methods to investigate accidents. I have since found that Leveson’s STAMP provides the most robust method.  This paper may be useful in a technique to help the field investigator … Continue reading

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