Category Archives: Safety

EASA strengthens pilot medical requirements

EASA published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action … More ››

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Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

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SAE seeks bird strike expertise

SAE International is seeking members for a new technical committee that will establish international standards for artificial birds in  the development and certification of structures and … More ››

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Turbulent Times

Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles’ heel of modern-day aviation. Reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most … More ››

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FAA to adopt airline safety approach for drones

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has commissioned an unmanned aircraft safety team and a drone advisory committee. Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, made the announcement at … More ››

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Work continues to overcome St Helena airport wind shear issues

Work continues to mitigate the challenges of wind shear at St Helena’s new £280 million airport, island authorities report. In November 2011, the St Helena … More ››

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FAA to improve runway conditions reporting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other members of the aviation community have developed new standards to improve safety at US airports during inclement weather. On … More ››

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Honeywell. Airbus team on ROPS SmartPath for Lufthansa group

Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution combining … More ››

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ICAO develops guidance on controller fatigue

New guidance to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job have been prepared by UN aviation agency ICAO. A data-driven methodology already … More ››

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Airbus, Honeywell team on rebel runway safety venture: WSJ

Airbus is understood to be collaborating with Honeywell to combine its ROPS runway safety regime with the US manufacturer’s SmartLanding system, according to a report in the Wall Street … More ››

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