Category Archives: Airlines

AirAsia QZ8501 climbed ‘beyond normal’ speed

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which crashed last month in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board, climbed too fast before stalling, according to Indonesia’s … More ››

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DANS strikes GCC pact with Eurocontrol

Dubai air traffic control and European air navigation safety agency Eurocontrol are linking up to advance research into wake vortex which rules how many aircraft … More ››

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SITA OnAir to pioneer aircraft connectivity

SITA and OnAir have formed SITA OnAir to help airlines realise the full potential of nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet size, route structure … More ››

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Airbus launches go-further transatlantic A320

European airframer Airbus has officially launched the re-engined A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) having secured the first commitment from Air Lease … More ››

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RC to develop pilot situational awareness

Rockwell Collins has joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) programme that uses national … More ››

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Sonar detects AirAsia 8501 black box signals from Java Sea despite retrieving tail plane

Indonesian search and rescue authorities have successfully lifted the tail plane of QZ 8501’s aircraft from the Java Sea. The tail plane has been transported to Pangkalan Bun and … More ››

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FAA approves Avionica B767 satLINK MAX

Satellite communications business Avionica has secured a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install satLINK MAX, the first ATC voice and data … More ››

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US bizav wary of UAV airspace impact

The US private jet industry is opposing any steps to introduce drones that would reduce or restrict access for manned business aviation aircraft to airspace … More ››

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QZ8501 black box location found

Indonesian search and rescue authorities have located the tail section of AirAsia QZ8501. The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia reported that … More ››

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FAA issues long awaited safety system rule

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires most of its commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in … More ››

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