Category Archives: Safety

NTSB repeats calls for cockpit video

Cockpit cameras are back on the agenda after America’s most powerful aviation safety organisation tabled the proposals before the Federal Aviation Administration. The National Transportation … More ››

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UK partnership to promote safe drone use

Air traffic services company NATS has signed a safety partnership agreement with ARPAS UK, the trade association that represents the operators and stakeholders within the … More ››

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AirAsia QZ8501 climbed ‘beyond normal’ speed

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which crashed last month in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board, climbed too fast before stalling, according to Indonesia’s … More ››

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EASA makes senior management changes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has made three key management changes following the new organisation structure drawn up by its executive director Patrick Ky … More ››

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Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

LVNL, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, has become the world’s first air traffic control organisation to communicate its safety performance and potentially serious incidents in … More ››

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RC to develop pilot situational awareness

Rockwell Collins has joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) programme that uses national … More ››

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FAA stipulates medical and private pilot licence for commercial drone operations

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stipulated in its latest suite of exemptions that commercial drone pilots must have at least a private … More ››

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FAA issues long awaited safety system rule

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires most of its commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in … More ››

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Global Aircraft Tracking: The Issues

The growing frustration with the speed of industry efforts to implement better aircraft tracking is understandable. 2014 will go down as the year that threw … More ››

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2014 ‘safest year ever’ for aviation

The Aviation Safety Network today released 2014 statistics showing a record low in fatal accidents.  Despite several high profile accidents, 2014 turned out to be a very safe … More ››

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