Category Archives: Safety

Glitch In Time

Last week, a software glitch caused the GPS system to broadcast incorrect time signals. This post looks at the impact, and how organisations that depend … More ››

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ICAO to rule on lithium ion battery risk

Shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries should be banned from all commercial passenger aircraft due to their extreme fire risk, according to an influential aviation technical … More ››

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FAA records 181,000 drone registrations

More than 181,000 drones have been registered in the US Federal Aviation Administration’s new drone registration database. “We’re very encouraged by the numbers,” said FAA … More ››

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EASA paves the way for European drone safety

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones in Europe’s civil airspace. The EASA Technical Opinion … More ››

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Eurocontrol studies highlight cockpit safety risk

Pilots flying through European airspace are failing to manage midair-collision alarms, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites studies by … More ››

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Brussels issues latest airline blacklist

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within … More ››

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EASA tables proposals on pilot medical fitness

The European Aviation Safety Agency has presented draft proposals on how to implement the recommendations made in July 2015 by the EASA-led Task Force on … More ››

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Automated FODetect deployed in Seattle

The Port of Seattle has deployed a state-of-the-art runway management solution RunWize, which includes FODetect, automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection and BirdWize, ground level … More ››

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Thailand loses ICAO Category 1 status: FAA

Thailand has lost its top aviation safety rating after failing to meet standards acceptable to the United States. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation … More ››

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NINA offers advanced stress, fatigue tools

Italy’s University La Sapienza, the French National School for Civil Aviation (ENAC) and Deep Blue have developed a system to measure stress in air traffic … More ››

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