Reflecting on Probability – A paper
On ‘Probability’, guesses and an 18th century mathematician’s insight When considering risk, we invariably introduce and expect others to work with a concept of probability – in fact this is a key component of the lives of professionals working with risk. Clearly, to be credible, those advising on, or working with risk must truly understand the concept and to..
Navigatus establishes South Island base
Having been involved in a range of challenging and innovative projects in the Otago and Southland regions, Navigatus is excited to announce the establishment of a permanent South Island base in Queenstown. There could hardly be a region more suited for a professional risk management service than the adventure capital of the world – a region where the sound..
Discovery raises questions – emergency plans for space weather
Radioactive particles from huge solar storm found in Greenland Discovery raises questions about emergency plans in place for severe space weather: With our dependence on satellite navigation and timing systems for many services and capabilities we now take for granted, news that the last two extreme events have occurred at ~1500 year intervals must force a rethink of the..
Navigation expert joins Navigatus
Navigatus is very pleased to advise current and future Clients, that Lt Cdr Damian Gibbs has joined us. While he will be based in the Auckland office, given the level of maritime knowledge and recent defence experience, his expertise will be in wide demand. Damian has had extensive sea command, leadership and management training and experience with the RNZN..
Navigatus.aero awarded Part 174 Certification
Navigatus is proud to have gained Part 174 Certification under the NZ CAA aviation rules system. Peter Lechner – the CAA’s Chief Meteorological Officer (who is also Chairman of ICAO’s Meteorology Panel) is seen here presenting the certificate to Navigatus’ SMS Senior Person, Stephen Hunt, in the company’s Wellington office. The company’s Part 174 Senior Person, Geraint Bermingham, remarks..
Risk Analysis for Complex Systems with Human Factors Component
Risk Analysis for Complex Systems with Human Factors Component – A Human-centred Framework Cathy Hua, Geraint Bermingham (Navigatus Consulting) Abstract The consideration and assessment of risk often requires analysing complex systems where the human is an important component and the consequence of failure can be significant. The challenge of modelling and analysing these complex systems derives from the variability..
Rapid rise of electric cars – pressure on the grid
At Navigatus we are excited by change! The uptake of EV’s is an example. While slow by the standards of Norway, the uptake of electric cars in NZ is gathering pace. What will be the impact on the nation’s power grid and on local line networks? Eric Pellicer, Commercial Manager at Powerco was recently interviewed on this subject by..
Smartphone use in-flight – data integrity?
Earlier this year Navigatus ran a survey of the aviation community to find New Zealand’s most challenging aerodrome. In an optional question, survey participants were asked if they had ever used a transmitting portable electronic device (T-PED) to receive and use information while in flight. The results were interesting. Under CAR Part 91.7, use of a portable electronic device..
Drone collides with commercial aeroplane – second recorded incident
There are two recorded incidents of drones colliding with aircraft. The one reported at the link in Canada, occurred in October. See: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-transport-drones/drone-hits-commercial-airliner-in-canada-no-injuries-idUSKBN1CK0TW The drone hit the plane’s wing but the aircraft sustained only minor damage and was able to land safely. The second, in the US, involving a military helicopter, again landed safely but with damage to its..
Drone collision worse than bird stike – FAA Study
A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) has released a report that concludes that a drone collision with large manned aircraft could cause more structural damage than a bird of simidronelar weight. This finding is in line with the assumptions Navigatus built into its Airspace surveillance risk study undertaken during 2015..