Category Archives: Safety

Canadian pilots alarmed at spike in accidents, warn incidents mirror cuts to safety oversight

Reduced aviation safety oversight by the Canadian government last year led to a significant spike in accidents and incidents involving commercial airlines, commuter aircraft and air taxi … More ››

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EASA publishes five-year aviation safety plan

The European Aviation Safety Agency has published the 2018-2022 European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS), which also includes the Agency’s rulemaking programme. The EPAS, a … More ››

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Runway safety to be SPARC’s first focus

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to establish a Global … More ››

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Airports call for European drone rulebook

The European airport industry is calling for the swift adoption of safety and traffic management rules at EU level on the use of drones. ACI Europe … More ››

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Airline industry developing turbulence database

Airline industry body IATA is developing a turbulence information-sharing platform, which it aims to launch in 2019. Working in collaboration with airlines and industry stakeholders, … More ››

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Drones inflict more physical damage than bird strike equivalent: ASSURE study

Studies by a consortium of leading universities, through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), have begun to bring better understanding … More ››

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IATA debuts I-ASC aviation safety culture survey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems … More ››

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Europe launches runway incursion action plan

Eurocontrol together with its runway safety partners have unveiled the latest version of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI v3.0). The issue … More ››

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Digital glitch caused 2015 NZ comms blackout

A digital malfunction that caused a 2015 communications blackout at Christchurch air traffic control underlines the need for continuous risk management, a review by New … More ››

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Loud & Clear?

In January 1990, Avianca Flight 52 from Bogota, Colombia, to New York City, ran out of fuel on approach to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), causing … More ››

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