COVID-19 how can we prepare?
Every day we hear more news of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 that has swept through the Hubei Province in China. The news reports seem to offer contrasting views day by day on whether an inflection point has been reached. Meanwhile the death toll keeps climbing. How can we prepare for this disease? The initial response in China to the..
COVID-19 how bad is it?
Is the epidemic accelerating or coming under control in China? At this time, it’s hard to know what the true state of the COVID-19 epidemic is. There are grounds for both optimism and pessimism. The raw data shows the number of confirmed cases increasing day-by day. However, the number of confirmed cases is just the tip of the iceberg...
Maggie wins best abstract award at HFESNZ Conference
HFESNZ Conference 2019 The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society hosted their annual symposium and conference this year over 3 days in Auckland. The conference included presentations from a range of experts in the human factors field, with Maggie’s presentation helping to kick-off the third day. Maggie’s presentation on using work domain analysis in safety case development was awarded best abstract, for..
Risk Compensation vs prudence – two sides of the same coin?
Everyone was confident that ABS would make a big difference to the risk of nose-to-tail car collisions. How wrong we were! I was initially astounded when the statistics were reported years ago: no difference in nose-to-tail crash rates. Why? “Risk compensation” the researchers said. It turns out that drivers of cars fitted with ABS were more confident of their..
An emerging solution to aviation carbon emissions?
The concept of flygskam (flight shaming), coming from northern Europe, arises from concerns about the impact of carbon emissions from our travel on the planets climate. In a world where some seem determined to ignore the threat of climate change, choosing to fly responsibly is something each of us can do. Even some airlines are promoting it. Two recent breakthroughs in..
Navigatus proud to continue sponsorship of Lions Club
Navigatus is proud to continue to support the work of the Lions Club and their support of the community...
Navigatus supports NZ Airports Association
NZ Airports is the industry association for New Zealand’s airports and related businesses. The not-for-profit organisation represents 31 airports spanning the country that enable the essential air transport links between each region of New Zealand and between New Zealand and the rest of the world. Navigatus has a close relationship with airports in New Zealand, having carried out many..
Book Review on Acceptable Risks
Acceptable Risks – As published in RiskNZ Risk Post April 2017 You can’t know where you’re going, if you don’t know where you’ve been. – Lyric from Ain’t Nothing Cooler than the Blues, The Hitman Blues Band Guidelines for Developing Quantitative Safety Risk Criteria. By Center for Chemical Process Safety, Wiley, New York; 2009; 211 pages. A Risk Framework for..
On the hunt for New Zealand’s most challenging aerodrome, nearly 500 pilots weighed in.
As published in New Zealand Aviation News March 2017. New Zealand is a small country with incredible geographical diversity. On a good day, this means thrilling flying and spectacular views. More often than not, our unique combination of fault formed terrain and persistent oceanic influences have a downside; adverse and unpredictable flying conditions. Wellington International Airport has long been..
A trip to the home of the Black Swan!
This is an interview with Matt Bilderbeck of Navigatus. Matt has recently returned from a trip to North America where he attended training. Q. Tell us about the courses you took. A. The first course was at the Real World Risk Institute (RWRI) in New York. It was run by Nassim Taleb, author of Black Swan. The second course..