Category Archives: Safety

NAVBLUE assists Zurich low visibility ops

NAVBLUE and Zurich International Airport have improved the capacity of the airport and optimised efficiency in CAT III conditions Low visibility conditions constitute a major … More ››

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By The Rules

Philip Marien, IFATCA editor of the Controller magazine, writes about the urgent need for national and international regulations for drone users. In a recent article in … More ››

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FAA releases updated drone sighting reports

US aviation authorities today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – … More ››

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NATS drone safety app proves popular

Drone Assist, the new app launched by the UK’s NATS to help drone pilots comply with UK rules has seen over 10,000 registered users sign … More ››

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IFALPA flags contingency procedure changes

Pilots are being urged to be extra vigilant when flying transatlantic routeings using a new ATM technique designed to increase the efficiency of flight operations … More ››

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NATCA prepared to fight for US airspace safety

US air traffic controller union NATCA has expressed its concern over the possible impact of a presidential freeze on hiring federal employees and the impact … More ››

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Galileo’s failed clocks latest hurdle to overcome

Nine high precision clocks on board Europe’s Galileo satellites – vital for the necessary synchronisation of critical satellite navigation technology – have failed, according to … More ››

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Belgocontrol, skyguide team on incident support

Belgocontrol and its Swiss counterpart skyguide are to enhance the support given to air traffic controllers following major incidents. Air traffic incidents can have a … More ››

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Osprey tasked with Zephyr-S safety study

  Osprey CSL has secured a new contract from Airbus to provide a safe separation assessment of the Zephyr-S unmanned aircraft. Referred to as a … More ››

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Radio hams flag concerns over unlawful drone transmitter interference with air traffic control

Amateur radio enthusiasts in the US are targeting the potential lethal interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed … More ››

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