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Jobs in Aviation Ltd - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Jobs in Aviation Ltd. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason


Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Jobs in Aviation Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.


If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"). Please contact us at with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.


If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 03031231113


Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to


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How Much Does Autopilot Govern Flying Aircraft?

How Much Does Autopilot Govern Flying Aircraft?

Autopilot is a system designed to allow the flight of an aircraft without hands on control. But how much are pilots really relying on this?

Written by Carl Rackman

Several years ago, I was on a long flight going East. We were flying what was called a ‘heavy’ (or augmented) crew; Two co-pilots and a Captain. As the ‘heavy’ co-pilot, I would occupy the jump seat for taxi and takeoff, then return to the rest area for a break before coming back to sit in for each pilot in turn as they took their respective breaks. When the last break was over, I would resume my place in the jump seat for approach and landing.

On long flights, the breaks could last over three hours. It was a nice way to go to work!

I was returning from my break walking up the right-hand aisle when I saw the Captain walking towards me on his way to the first-class toilet (not all aircraft have the luxury of a dedicated toilet for the flight crew!).

At this point, the operating First Officer was still in the flight deck flying the aircraft. But the passengers began to look worried. Both pilots were in the cabin. Who was flying the plane?

The misunderstanding was quickly averted by explaining the presence of the other pilot still on the flight deck. I couldn’t resist saying his name was “Otto Pilot”, and nobody seemed worried. Their trust was in the powers of the autopilot.

To the travelling public, and society “on autopilot” is an expression of acceptance that truly independent AI has been amongst us for decades in the form of intelligent robotic aircraft. All the pilot does, says the popular lore, is push the button and the plane flies itself. If somebody says “Sorry, I was on autopilot” they mean they were carrying out some habitual or practised action that did not require their full attention.

The perception is clear that ‘autopilot’ is a magical computerised process that takes all the thought process from the human, and delegates it to a machine.

As pilots, we are up against a monolithic set of myths and cultural perceptions about flying. There is no connection between autopilot and human pilot in public awareness.

In all my years of welcoming visitors to the flight deck, the same three things always crop up in the initial exchanges; “Wow it’s small in here!”, “Do you know what all these buttons do?” and “How much do you fly, or is it always on autopilot?”

The point is, autopilot is a tool. It’s like using Siri instead of making a web search yourself.

Flying manually occupies vast amounts of a pilot’s attention. The brain is consumed with coordination, reducing the capacity available for perception and cognition. Thinking ahead is demanded from just a sliver of available capacity. Using autopilot takes the coordination chunk away from the pilot, leaving that big chunk of capacity available for thinking ahead, which is so critical to safe operation. The pilot is still flying the aircraft, they’re just using the low-capacity autopilot command console, instead of the high capacity ‘stick and rudder’.

When I began commercial airline flying in 2002, the old salts were already decrying the degradation of stick and rudder skills among the new arrivals. By the time I finished in 2016, the new generation of airliners like the A380 and 787 were causing raised eyebrows at the type of pilot who didn’t “get” automation and information management. The stick and rudder aficionados were now those who lacked the requisite skills.

“Adapt or die” is an evolutionary concept, but in the flying world, it is literally true. The number of fatal accidents in commercial aviation has dropped dramatically since the 1970s. Per million flights, the number is now less than a quarter what it was in 1978.

“Tombstone Tech”, the engineering and electronic advances that have derived from fatal accident investigations, continue to save lives every day. Stick shakers, TCAS, and GPWS have all been introduced and refined, reducing the occurrence of accidents.

But the percentage of accidents attributable to various causes has remained static. Around 60-70% of fatal accidents since 1946 are attributable to human error. Though CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) tops the list (in the ongoing conflict between mountains and aircraft, the aircraft has yet to win), Loss Of Control is establishing itself as a solid second place, while Maintenance Issues has been pushed to third.

In a study of 2015 accident statistics by leading manufacturer Boeing, Loss Of Control was the highest single cause of fatal accidents.

Loss of control in the public imagination conjures up thoughts of old war movies, with pilots desperately trying to pull the aircraft out of a dive while it spirals into the ground. In today’s reality, it is a cognitive problem with automation. In almost every case, the autoflight system was behaving as it was programmed to do, whether in a primary of degraded mode. The problem arose from the pilot’s incorrect recognition of the situation, making an inappropriate response which led to loss of control.

Today’s airline pilots are products of 21st Century airline training culture. Process-based, well-versed in automation, rigorously trained in CRM and problem-solving management. In all these cases, handing over control is a recommended practice. Relieved of the burden of flying the aircraft, the brain has time and space to think and work the problem, generating options and solutions and having the time to organise people both on board, and on the ground to increase the chances of a successful conclusion.

Tomorrow’s pilots will have been raised on electronic communications, immersive video games and social media. Aircraft Automation, and the way it communicates with humans, may well make flying even safer as the next tech-savvy generation of pilots move up to take their jobs.

But that’s not the whole problem. Mechanical and electronic systems can fail, sometimes spectacularly, as Captain Richard de Crespigny of QANTAS found on an early training flight in the A380. Only the flight crew’s managed, team-based approach led to such a successful conclusion to a very complex and threatening situation.

Likewise, when multiple birdstrikes snuffed out both Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s A319 engines, it needed a confident handling pilot to land a crippled aircraft on a river, and walk away without getting his feet wet.

Automation is here to stay, and aircraft will only become more automated. But don’t neglect the stick and rudder skills. If an aircraft has a physical interface, pilots will need to know how to fly!

Statistics About Autopilot


• Loss Of Control In Flight (LOC-I) accidents are nearly always catastrophic; 97% of all LOC-I incidents resulted in fatalities to passengers and/or crew.

• LOC-I is now the leading cause of fatal accident after improvements in CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) and System/Component Failure.

• 34% of these LOC-I accidents were attributed to flight control/automation issues, with 5% of this being automation.

• 26% were due to incorrectly following or applying standard operating procedures.

Notable Accidents In The Past Ten Years Directly Attributable To Flight Crew Confusion, And Unfamiliarity With Autoflight Modes And Known Issues

• AF447, Air France A330 – crashed into the Atlantic east of Brazil on 1 June 2009. 228 fatalities, no survivors.

• OZ214, Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER - crashed on landing at San Francisco International on 6 July 2013. 3 fatalities, 304 survivors.

• CJC3407, Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 - crashed during approach at Buffalo, NY on 12 Feb 2009. 50 fatalities, no survivors.

• TK1951, Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 - crashed short of the runway at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 25 Feb 2009. 9 fatalities, 126 survivors.

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