For almost 5 years I worked for Jeppesen, an iconic aviation company that has pioneered aeronautical navigation since the 1930’s.
When an aviation accident occurs a detailed investigation follows. The findings from each investigation helps the industry determine if new lessons can be learnt and implemented across the industry.
The practice of learning and correcting mistakes over the past 70+ years has transformed aviation from being dangerous and unreliable to the safest form of travel across the world.
According to the Air Transport Association, a person could fly every day for 3,859 years without being involved in a single aircraft accident. (Source: The Balance).
The Checklist Manifesto
The Checklist Manifesto outlines how Aviation safety significantly improved through pilots following a simple checklist – in other words Testing!
If we don’t recognise that Testing and Quality is everybody’s responsibility, we will continue to make the same mistakes again and again and again…
Which means we are really living in a Groundhog Day existence: