Category Archives: Safety

ROPS capability now across Airbus fleet

Airbus has achieved EASA certification of its Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology on A330 Family aircraft. This onboard cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered … More ››

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‘Four eyes’ to be norm: Germanwings taskforce

A taskforce set up by European aviation safety regulators has urged Brussels to make a temporary rule on having two people in the cockpit at … More ››

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Carrington-L5 to provide 5-day space weather

A UK consortium is proposing an operational mission called Carrington-L5 to give a five-day warning of hazardous solar activity that could inflict severe damage on … More ››

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Airservices makes history with Air Force Heron

Airservices Australia last week made civil aviation history when for the first time its air traffic controllers safely guided a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) … More ››

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EASA issues foreign airline safety ‘passports’

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued the first single air safety authorisations to 22 third country operators which will be valid throughout the … More ››

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EASA taskforce preparing to table Germanwings air disaster recommendations by the end of July

The European Parliament’s transport committee has discussed what likely measures could prevent another Germanwings disaster from ever happening again. The Germanwings disaster in the French … More ››

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FAA implements certification safety reporting

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), has launched a safety reporting programme called the … More ››

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European ban on Philippines airlines lifted

Brussels has dropped the Philippines from its European Union blacklist of airlines banned or restricted from flying within the region. All airlines from the Philippines, … More ››

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Free route aspirations face rogue jet threat

The significant increase in ‘non-cooperative’ military activity over the Baltic Sea could – if left unchecked – dash the prospect of an ambitious roll-out of … More ››

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Airspace violation hotspots face future policing

The number of serious airspace infringements at six of the highest-risk air traffic zones in the UK, should be cut by much as 50 per … More ››

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