Category Archives: Safety

US chief pledges contingency, security probe

The US chief in charge of the nation’s air traffic control has pledged a review of current level of contingency in the wake of the … More ››

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Xsight’s FODetect for Seattle-Tacoma

Safety at Seattle-Tacoma’s airport runways will be improved with an advanced automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system that quickly detects foreign objects and wildlife … More ››

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True Heading?

What will the airline industry come up with in terms of global flight tracking solutions? Is it truly committed to a huge leap in situation … More ››

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Industry mulls real-time distress tracking

Global aviation is looking at ways to broadcast automatic alerts once an aircraft goes off course through an escalating series of triggered alarms. Speaking at … More ››

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Tracing The Future

Steve Winter assesses what issues UN aviation agency ICAO faces in assessing global tracking technologies following the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 In response … More ››

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Thales, NATS sign new UK contract

NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, have chosen Thales to supply their new Safety Nets Server. The technology will be deployed at Swanwick and Prestwick Air … More ››

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EGPWS upgrade could have saved Flight 1354

The fatal crash of a cargo flight which killed the two pilots on board could have been prevented if US carrier UPS had installed new … More ››

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Analysis: Regime Change

Air Traffic Management quizzes David McMillan on how the global aviation system will improve how it shares information so airlines know to avoid dangerous airspace … More ››

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GroupEAD works on Pacific island safety

Just a stone’s throw from Vanuatu’s tiny Lonorore Airport, on Pentecost Island, an ancient ‘’land diving” tradition is attracting worldwide interest in this remote corner … More ››

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ICAO task force details conflict zone measures

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has concluded its second two-day meeting in as many weeks of the Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation … More ››

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