Category Archives: Safety

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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Europe resumes watch for volcanic activity

The aviation alert status of the Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga has been downgraded to code ORANGE indicating a heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of … More ››

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Riding The Perfect Storm

A volcanic ash cloud, heavy snow and industrial action by air traffic controllers formed a perfect storm in 2010 that stopped the anticipated recovery of … More ››

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Iceland readies for renewed risk of potential volcanic ash activity

Iceland’s meteorological office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth … More ››

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McMillan to head airspace security task force

Flight Safety Foundation’s David McMillan is to head the international task force charged with mitigating the risks faced by airlines flying over war torn countries. … More ››

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ICAO to set up security task force

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is to set up a senior level task force, composed of state and industry experts, to address civil aviation … More ››

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ICAO calls high-level meeting on conflict risk

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced it is to host a special high-level meeting next Tuesday 29 July, with the directors general of … More ››

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