Category Archives: Safety

BA jet in drone collision scare

A British Airways A320 aircraft may have been hit by a drone Sunday as it approached London’s Heathrow airport, highlighting growing concern about the potential … More ››

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November outage due to solar flare: LFV

An investigation by Swedish air navigation service provider LFV following the radar disruption that hit air traffic on 4 November points to a solar flare … More ››

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Conflict zones task force issues report

The European High Level Task Force on Conflict Zones has handed over its final report to the European Commission. In the aftermath of the tragic … More ››

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WATM: NATS taps Thales safety net system

World ATM Congress, 2016 NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, has accepted the Thales Safety Nets Server for use in Prestwick Centre Upper … More ››

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WATM: Frequentis debuts vitalsphere

World ATM Congress 2016 Frequentis has launched a new generation of ATM-grade network performance to support on-going changes in air traffic control such as remote … More ››

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Schiphol safety comes under scrutiny

The Dutch Safety Board is to investigate air traffic safety at and around Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, reports ASN News. Multiple incidents at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport could be … More ››

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Challenges and opportunities offered by automation in ATM tackled by new UK study

The challenges and opportunities presented by the automation of air traffic management (ATM) are addressed in a major new guidance document released today by the … More ››

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EU, China launch €10m aviation partner project

A new chapter in EU-China aviation relations started today, with the official launch of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP). The five-year, €10 million project, … More ››

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Drones ‘real’ threat to commercial aviation: IATA

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are a real and growing threat to the safety of commercial aviation, industry group IATA chief Tony Tyler has warned, … More ››

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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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