Category Archives: Airspace

Increased Bardarbunga activity sparks red alert

The aviation alert status of the Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga has been changed to code RED. Eurocontrol, the European air navigation safety agency reported that at … More ››

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Europe resumes watch for volcanic activity

The aviation alert status of the Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga has been downgraded to code ORANGE indicating a heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of … More ››

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Iceland readies for renewed risk of potential volcanic ash activity

Iceland’s meteorological office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth … More ››

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McMillan to head airspace security task force

Flight Safety Foundation’s David McMillan is to head the international task force charged with mitigating the risks faced by airlines flying over war torn countries. … More ››

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ICAO calls high-level meeting on conflict risk

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced it is to host a special high-level meeting next Tuesday 29 July, with the directors general of … More ››

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ICAO planning airspace security review

UN aviation agency ICAO has confirmed that it is consulting with airlines and aviation organisations across the world to review the way in which authorities … More ››

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FAA lifts Tel Aviv flight ban

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a … More ››

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MH17 exposes failure of airspace risk regime

War torn countries are the least likely to be able to conduct an honest appraisal of how dangerous their airspace is, according to a European … More ››

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ICAO faces huge challenge on airspace risk role

Calls are growing for UN civil aviation agency ICAO to expand its role and issue safety advisories to give airlines more guidance on operating at … More ››


US issues ban on Ben Gurion International

US airlines have been banned from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. The Federal … More ››

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